My Little Pony – Finding Joy

You know it is funny.  I grew up watching My Little Pony. It was the one thing I got and enjoyed doing with my step-children. I know often sit at work listening to My Little Pony songs.  It reminds us even as adults the importance of being a good friend to one another and we … Continue reading My Little Pony – Finding Joy

Favorite Photos

I think the most frustrating part of being a step-parent who does not have access to their step-children is the lack of family photos I have.  In my head I look at outdated photos wishing we had the opportunity to take a family photo like I wanted. Instead the closest thing I have is the … Continue reading Favorite Photos

How Others Will Judge Us Now And In The Future

Xander and Tori, It’s been 83 weeks and 3 days since we signed the paperwork to give you want you and your mom wanted. Your dad and I have been busy.  We decided to join a local gym here in town. I go after work every day except for Mondays and Thursdays because of other … Continue reading How Others Will Judge Us Now And In The Future

Loss Of A Daughter

Hello, Ok so the purpose of this blog today is to talk about the unnatural grief cycle some women take when they experience the loss of a child. The loss of a child is horrible. It not only impacts the mother but the father is well. Women will often take responsibility for the loss of … Continue reading Loss Of A Daughter


Dear Tori and Xander, Sorry it has been so long since I have written.  I wanted to let you know I put your Dad’s good bye video to you guys up on the videos web page because with Youtube being kinda crazy I figured it would at least be safe up here for you to … Continue reading 3817

24 Million Children And 64 Million Fathers – Best Interest – No One Listened

There is an estimated 64 million fathers across the nation. Parent-child relationships and child well being show that father love is an important factor in predicting the social, emotional, and cognitive development and functioning of children and young adults. Yet 24 million children live without their biological father in their lives. What the family court calls … Continue reading 24 Million Children And 64 Million Fathers – Best Interest – No One Listened

Crappy People – Talk To The Hand

Well we can now hope the crazy madness on the roads will come to an end considering Spring Break is now over. Between almost getting T-Boned by a bus on Friday and then being T-Boned from another car while making a turn under the highway bridge. I am glad that Spring Break is finally over. … Continue reading Crappy People – Talk To The Hand

Bitter Sweet Accomplishments

That is how I would describe the weekend. After 3.5 years of always having piles of laundry to do I was able to finally get it all completed and either donated to Good Will or hung up. I had hoped to find in my last load my final sock of Tori’s but at last I … Continue reading Bitter Sweet Accomplishments

God Is A Mystery – I Want To Know Why?

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Amen. So a couple of day’s back I bought a book called Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology by Andrew Louth. I have to admit it’s been overwhelming learning Eastern Orthodox traditions, beliefs and trying to understand the basics to what I thought I understood … Continue reading God Is A Mystery – I Want To Know Why?

My Stepchildren Xander and Tori – 3880

So like most Sundays I got dressed put on my head covering and went to church. I started with 845 Matins and Continued on through services till about 1130. I chanted, I smelled the incense, but today I lit a candle praying for my stepchildren. I don’t know why I did today, but I did. … Continue reading My Stepchildren Xander and Tori – 3880