So, this past Sunday, I hit the big 4-0. I’m gonna let that sink in for a minute (let it sink in for me, not you). I am now 40-years-old. I’m not sure what to say about it.
I honestly didn’t think it was going to be that big of a deal. I’ve never been big on milestone dates, years, or whatever. I’ve just always had this “it is what it is” type of approach to it.
My blogging journey started over 2.5 years ago. I had no idea what would really come from it. I had high hopes, but there is no way I could be certain what the real results would be. All I know is I was frustrated with where I was, and some of the struggles I was having as a husband and a father.
Last night my wife and I went to see Irreplaceable the Movie. Irreplaceable is a Focus on the Family documentary directed by Tim Sisarich about family, and how it has seemingly lost its meaning in our modern culture. After watching a few YouTube trailers about it, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what it was going to be about.
My assumption was it was going to document the important, almost irreplaceable role that father’s play in family. It was about that, but it was so much more! There were so many things that jumped out at me that I can’t even begin to mention them all in one blog post.
I have posted a grand total of two posts on my site over the past couple weeks. My goal is to publish a new post at a minimum every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Obviously I’ve been missing the mark!
Every marriage faces some type of challenges. Sometimes the challenges are big, sometimes small. The same with parenting. When faced with them they can sometimes seem overwhelming. Leaving you with a feeling that you just can’t continue in marriage and parenting.
I’m not sure how we connected. You may have found my blog through a Google search, Facebook, Twitter, or you are a family/friend and I begged you to visit my blog. 😉
Doesn’t matter how, it just matters that we are connected, and hopefully the connection is as valuable to you as it is me.
You get married, go on your honeymoon, and your marriage is the most amazing thing you could ever dream of. It makes you think, “why did I not do this sooner??” We all know that is far from the truth. Some have reached this dream marriage state. For those of us who have not, what happens in-between?
Less than six months into our marriage, I was almost certain we weren’t going to make it. As I reflect today, I am 100% sure we would not have made it! One event transformed the course of our marriage, and now, 12 years later I am 100% certain we will make it, ’til death do us part.
If you were born before 1990 you are probably very familiar with the “blue pill and red pill” analogy used in the title of this post. This analogy was made famous in the film The Matrix.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been dealing with a choice similar to this analogy in my quest to break free from sleeping late to becoming an early riser. I realized I have to commit to one, late evenings (blue pill) or early mornings (red pill). I can’t have both.
I am on the cusp of a life changing decision. No matter my decision, or the outcome, I know it will make my “top life changing events” list. I’m excited, nervous, and not really sure what is going to happen.
What I do know is my decision, and the outcome, will be an opportunity for me to grow. An opportunity to lead my family through it in a way which will make us closer, stronger, and better from it. Can you relate? Are there some potential life changing events looming? Have you experienced unexpected life changing events?