How Do I Know That I Love Her [Part I]

Recently, my wife asked me why I love her. I decided to use thousands of words for the answer. Part I I held my wife above everything else on Earth. She was my World, and I loved her unconditionally. I embraced my role of loving husband completely and considered myself the most fortunate man alive … Continue reading How Do I Know That I Love Her [Part I]

Why I Love Her [Introduction]

One particular morning last week, I woke up knowing that I had to do something immediately after making coffee. Two days after posting [Why I Love Her Part I], I pulled it back down. Why? Because I had made the mistake of posting something highly emotional without proper explanation. Why I Love Her is the … Continue reading Why I Love Her [Introduction]

Happy Thanksgiving

For all of the WordPress Community, I'd like to take this opportunity to say. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! This year has tested us all. I hope and pray that you and yours remain safe throughout the remainder of this year, all of next year, and for many years to follow! Hopefully, you're not dealing with snow like … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

Like a Ghost

As I walked into the room, she looked at me, smiling, and said, "I feel like I see a ghost." Until recently, I hadn't seen my daughter for years. My Baby may be grown, but she will always be my Baby. I missed her more than words can say. It's an incredibly profound feeling to … Continue reading Like a Ghost

Past, Present, Future

More than 20 years ago, my wife and I traveled to New Orleans to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. Located on Bourbon Street is a small shop called [Madame Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo]. Marie Laveau is famous throughout Louisiana. During our first visit to The House of Voodoo, we decided to have our palms read. … Continue reading Past, Present, Future

Comparing [Love] To [Being In Love]

More than half of the seats are empty. I have the entire row to myself. With the cabin lights down low and several air vents open, the airplane feels like a soft fluffy cloud. Please allow me to give a big SHOUT OUT to SOUTHWEST AIRLINES! Yes, it's okay if this feels like an airline … Continue reading Comparing [Love] To [Being In Love]

Louisiana Part 2 [Re-posted & More]

Introduction I wrote this piece back in August. At the time, the possibility of visiting Grampa Chester's grave seemed nearly unimaginable. Since then, my wife and I have shocked everyone in our family. After more than 20 years of divorce, we have found each other once more. Today, we drove to Louisiana from Houston to … Continue reading Louisiana Part 2 [Re-posted & More]

I’ve Been Waiting For This Day

Following years of pain, struggle, and eventually rebirth, this day has finally come to pass. When I stop and gaze back at the mountain, it's difficult not to become paralyzed with disbelief. I find myself whispering, "I've done it." For several weeks, I have been counting the days, patiently waiting for this incredibly special moment … Continue reading I’ve Been Waiting For This Day

Dreams, Prayers, And Happy Endings

For nearly one and a half years, I have been writing about my journey and some of the fantastic experiences I've had along the way. Nearly two years ago, following four years of heavy drug use, I chose to return to a life of sobriety. The entire time I was using, the memory of how … Continue reading Dreams, Prayers, And Happy Endings