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 II]

Note to the reader: I'd like to take this opportunity to say this. At no point during our relationship was my wife weak or blind to what was happening. Her faith and love for me provided the strength to fight for our relationship. Part II The addiction raging within my mind was winning. Occasionally, I … Continue reading How Do I Know That I Love Her [Part II]

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]

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]

My Thoughts This Morning [I Can See Where I’m Going]

We have an incredible ability to achieve our goals and dreams. It's inside all of us, and we simply have to make the choice. Only you can stop you. Three years ago, if anyone would have said to me, "you're going to build a new life for yourself. Between now and then, you will set … Continue reading My Thoughts This Morning [I Can See Where I’m Going]

The Journals [Becoming a First Responder]

During my eight years with The United States Army Reserve, I trained as both a Combat Medic and a Heavy Equipment Operator. I did not take full advantage of my military opportunities. Looking back, I regret not doing so. I have spent the past 20 years regretting not becoming a Paramedic. Even now, each time … Continue reading The Journals [Becoming a First Responder]