First of all, thank you for taking time out of your day to visit my blog. I truly hope you enjoy what you read, maybe laugh a little, maybe learn a little, and maybe even think a little.
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I like to think of myself as a forever student of life. I am a 38 year-old installation specialist in the Kansas City area. I married at the age of twenty, and was divorced by the age of 24. From that failed marriage, two of my best friends emerged. Ashleigh, 17, is the oldest. Taralynn, 14, was the little sister for a long time. I remarried a few years ago. Unfortunately, we were unable to maintain our marriage, and we were recently divorced. We spent some time apart, and after a couple years have taken another chance on each other, and rekindled our relationship. It’s been three years since we said “I do,” for the second time. Not all things go as we plan in life, and my second marriage is a perfect example of that. Out of our relationship, came three very special ladies. Ella is 8, and Audrey is 7. Recently, my wife and I added a new little girl to the family. Her name is Ivey, and she’s almost 2. These new additions and recent splitting up of and rekindling of our family have put quite the strain on my father/daughter relationship with my oldest two daughters. Sometimes, it is easiest for me to write out how I feel about that.
In general, we all lead very different lives, yet they all end up pretty much the same way. The paths we have chosen are unique to us and us alone. That is my reason for writing this blog. I’ve made a decision way back when I was a wee lad (OK, OK—back when I was around 20(ish) that I would become a father.
Little did I know way back in 2000 that within the next ten years I would do it 4 times more! It’s been a blessing just as much as sometimes it’s been hell. My kids mean the absolute world to me, and I hope you realize that as you read through my blogs. Basically, they are about taking care of yourself mentally. This blog is about learning about yourself, just as much as it is for me to learn about MYself. The journey of fatherhood begins here…
I hope you enjoy your visit!