A non Christian friend of mine went to church last week with his brother.
He said the worship leader kept saying that “Jesus is here!”.
He said the worship leader kept asking “Jesus to slay us!”.
He said the worship leader kept asking “Jesus please show your face to us!”.
He said he was mortified.
So I sent him this pic and he said… “YES!!! That’s exactly what I though was going to run Read more.
Hey Seanna. It’s your dad. The one holding you in the picture above this. I love you more than life itself. I wrote 10 things I think you should remember the next 10 years of life. Some of them won’t make sense right now, but it will sooner than later. Thanks for giving me the best 10 years of my life.
1. When you roll your eyes, roll them at 120 Read more.
When we had Sohaila ELEVEN years ago…
Things were quite different in the baby parenting world.
There was no hashtagging your baby’s name in every photo.
There was no instagramming of every smile.
And compared to todays strollers, our were tanks.
But there are some things that have not changed about parenting.
And that is going from 1 kid, to 2 kids.
And how parents with 2 or more kids, look at first time parents with 1 kid, cock their heads left a little and say…”Awwww. How Read more.
Dear 9 year old…
The day I tweeted I was taking my whole family to work disaster relief in Moore Oklahoma somebody tweeted me back.
They said this…”Why would you subject your children to something that could ruin their innocence?”
You know what? They almost changed my mind.
I almost left you.
I was almost convinced that you could not handle the devastation.
I was almost convinced that you would somehow lose the innocence you have Read more.
1. In Kindergarden I stood at the door and cried before my first day of school.
Not because I was scared to go in, but because I wanted to be in the Ernie’s and not the Berts.
You mothered me in.
2. In 1st grade you stuck a GIJoe in my lunch bag. I told Brian Lai you were the best mom ever.
You still are.
3. In 2nd grade you told Ms. Davis Read more.
For some reason we hold onto the belief that when our kids see us working hard, slaving away hours, bring home the bacon, that they know we are doing it because we love them.
Hey you. Answer the dummy phone. I’m calling you.
Not only do they not believe we are doing it for them, they believe we are doing it because we like IT more than THEM.
You can say “Mommy has Read more.
There are moments when you realize life is sprinting by you…
So instead of spending so much time chasing dreams…
Just stop and enjoy the one you are in…
It’s better that way…
The tall one (4’11”) came to me in the winter of ‘97. Bronzed and fine as hell. She lived for this thing called snowboarding that my Latino roots had never seen. Everything was bronzed exept for her 18 year old eyes. They had this raccoon tan that I quizzically found attractive. I thought…”If she is ok walking around with that tan, she must be confident.” Since we met, that raccoon Read more.
Winter has been good to me and my little family.
I have been gone less.
I have been around friends and family more.
But alas, in the line of work I have chosen for myself, this never lasts too long.
The road brings the paycheck.
So here are some rules we like to have in place so road life is not the end of family life.
1. The spouse is the first person I talk to Read more.