I’m Back From My Son’s Graduation

My personal list of mistakes and bad decisions is extensive. Some of them I've written about, and others continue to remain on hold. I've had more than my share of failures, but I excel in one particular area of life. Together with my wife, I have made two beautiful and amazing children. Both of my … Continue reading I’m Back From My Son’s Graduation

Fighting The Snow To See Our Son

Tuesday Morning Following three days with our Son, my wife and I returned to Chicago last night. Driving in near whiteout conditions for close to five hours, we pulled into the hotel around 9:00 PM. My flight has been rescheduled twice, but I expect to fly out this evening. My wife has to wait until … Continue reading Fighting The Snow To See Our Son

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

Part VI Words spoken by my wife have laid the foundation for more than one facet of my life. Before her, I had never heard [life's lessons]. I hadn't considered the word [signs] in respect to my life. In the beginning, I scoffed at my wife's attempts to trigger a spark within my thick-skulled brain. … Continue reading How Do I Know That I Love Her [Part VI]

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

Part III As a young couple we had agreed to break ugly cycles that had plagued our families [mostly mine], but I had broken my promise by choosing drugs over love. Always the protective mother first, my wife did what was necessary to prevent our children from having to grow up within a dysfunctional household. … Continue reading How Do I Know That I Love Her [Part III]

Back To Houston Tomorrow

I've been waiting for several weeks for tomorrow to arrive. Once more, I'll be flying to Houston to see my family. Unlike my last trip a few weeks ago, this time, my son will be there as well. I have not seen him for many years. He's home from school, preparing to graduate from four … Continue reading Back To Houston Tomorrow

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]

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

Love Never Lost

I do not dwell on my pain, but sometimes I write about pain and healing. Pain is vital and necessary. Our pain creates us, and we are our pain. Where would we be without pain and suffering? I believe that everyone has something to turn to during those times of pain and crisis. Possibly a … Continue reading Love Never Lost