Category: Dear Son

Finding "Faith" outside the walls of a church

Dear Son and Honest Faith: On Regret

Dear Son, Today I’m writing you a letter in joint with my series of writings on rediscovering faith. I’m doing this because I think what I have to say to you today has a lot to do with how I’m dealing with what I’ve been going through spiritually as well. I love watching you grow…
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February 23, 2017 0

Dear Son, In Your Eyes

Dear Son, When I look into your eyes, it is almost like staring into a mirror. I see my own eyes looking back at me. In some ways, that terrifies me. In others, it fills me with hope. I don’t want you to have to face and see some of the things my eyes have…
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December 19, 2016 0

Dear Son, On Thanksgiving

Dear Son, Right now, your mom is giving you a bath. You like baths. You splash around in the water and smile up at us while we attempt to clean you. You still try to look at everything¬†and end up making it difficult for us to try to get our goals accomplished. This is going…
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November 24, 2016 0

Dear Son, On Anxiety…

Dear Son, It’s been two months since I last wrote in here. I started to think a lot about why that was, and I realized that what I’m about to tell you has a lot to do with how I live my life. There have been a lot of studies done on many different types…
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August 6, 2016 0

Dear Son, Don’t give up

Dear Son, These last two months watching you grow have been the most amazing, and most exhausting two months of my life. There have been moments where I wasn’t sure I would make it through. There have been moments of pure elation. There have been moments when your lips curled up into a smile that…
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June 15, 2016 0

Dear Son, Be Kind

Now that you are a month old, we are beginning to see you take in the world around you. You, like me, are a stare-er. You enjoy staring off into the distance or toward an object giving off light. There is nothing wrong with that, though some people find it creepy, trust me they’ve told…
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May 7, 2016 0

Dear Son, On Pain and Growth

Dear Son, I’m blown away at getting to know you. You decided to be born three weeks early. It was a little unexpected, but nothing that we couldn’t deal with. After all we have been waiting for you since 2013. This is probably one of the hardest things for you to read, and for me…
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April 18, 2016 0

Dear Son, When you are ready.

Dear Son, I’m starting a new series on my blog. Mainly because I know you probably wont be interested in reading my writing till you are much older, and I have so much in my head that I want to share with you that I figured this was a healthy outlet. Your mother has just…
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March 30, 2016 0