Uncorking a Birthday

Fourteen years ago today I found myself waking up in my own bed for the first time in six weeks, “Why don’t you go home and get some sleep?” The Labor and Delivery nurse said to me. “Your kids have a long night ahead of them and your wife will...

The simple things

Right before our kids turned one, my wife and I took them down to Florida to visit my parents. The flight down would provide some excitement as we were informed by a stewardess, sorry – flight attendant – that our seating arrangements wouldn’t work....

The G Word

It is very hard for me to believe that my kids will be graduating from grammar school next week.  Actually, the school does not refer to it as graduation; they refer to it as “moving up.” G, P, and M are going to middle school and I am already seeing signs...

A Mother’s Day Reflection

Our triplets were born 9 weeks early in 2002; they weren’t due until June but decided to make an appearance in mid April. They struggled at first but eventually thrived and all came home from the hospital on Mother’s Day 2002. Well, to be fair, Maggie...

Happy Birthday Grace, Patrick, and Maggie

Tomorrow morning when I wake up I will be the father of three 11 year olds.  It is incredibly hard to believe that 11 years have flown by so fast.  After the next 11 years, I’ll be the father of three college graduates.  Now that is a prospect that really freaks me...