In the midst of all the joy and celebration, there were some unsettled feelings with Bryce.  Having his brother receive the honorary alumnus award at Trinity didn’t bring him a sense of pride, instead his perspective was a dark cloud over his own triumphs. It isn’t easy being the sibling of a special needs individual. … Continue reading Unfixable


They say that when you are on the verge of death, the movie of your life plays, allowing you to relive those significant moments.   I wasn’t prepared to experience the movie reel of all the moments with Bryce today as we watched him transition to a new adventure.   I know he is ready.   I know… Continue reading Unprepared

The Message

As I watch the royal wedding, I am reminded how magical a fairy tale can be.  Two people from different worlds finding love.  The prince finding his princess.  Watching the loving looks, the subtle smiles, and the hints of a true and deep respect for one another, I am given hope.   The message of the… Continue reading The Message

The Honor

The start of graduation weekend was launched this morning during the Father/Son senior breakfast.   Late last week, I was asked to attend, along with making sure that Bailey was working because they had a surprise in store for him.  I had no idea what to expect, but I was inclined to believe it would be… Continue reading The Honor


I am sure the title intrigued you, but no, I am not writing about anything inappropriate…..today.  The shrinkage I am referring to is my own ego.  A week or so ago, I was given the opportunity for another writing gig with another publication that I had not previously written for.   In this industry, any assignment… Continue reading Shrinkage

Shout Out

If you follow my blog, you already know how much I dislike Mother’s day.  The day specifically engineered to boost retailers while showering unrealistic expectations on innocent mothers.  Everyday should be a celebration for the person that cleaned up your vomit, wiped your butt, and displayed your apparent lack of talent in art.  Every. Single.… Continue reading Shout Out