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Day 312/365: Dad's Visit

I am grateful for Dad’s visit and the time we spent with us siblings.

365 Days Of Gratitude


Deep Breath In
Deep Breath out

Control yourself. You must not let them hear you.
A steady stream of salty liquid pours down the side of my face, making it harder for me to sit still. 124 more words



Dad. August 21st, 2014. Thought we had more time. It was my shotgun. I won’t forgive myself. He should have known. Selfish. But I forgive him. 17 more words

The night my dad left.........but came back

My mom and dad were 25 years apart in age.  My dad?  He was sick most of my childhood. As a several pack a day smoker he fell victim to emphysema.   959 more words

The Homefront

The Unexpected

It’s one of those instances that is unplanned. Moreover unexpected. A costly unexpected.

On the second day in Iowa, I received a semi-panicked call from Andrea. 366 more words


The Teenager in the Basement

Jay and I talk alot about how Dad is good practice for when the boys are teenagers. Alot of the things that we try to get him to do or NOT do are the things that you may hear people say about their children. 170 more words



I turned on the fish tank light at about 1 this morning out of boredom, and I couldn’t find one of the loaches… They move pretty quick and like to hide so it usually takes a while to find all three, but I was sure there was one missing. 111 more words