This has become something of an annual family tradition. Due to my job and its potential duty stations I often have my wife and sons in Summer climates of intense heat and strong humidity. So once that hour approaches, when the days grow long and the thermometer reaches its height, my Bride packs the car, the kids and the dog for a vacation to Minnesota. The calm and cool clime of the Land of 10,000 Lakes provides a sweet respite for my Love and my young ones. But Poppa stays behind to hold the fort down and dream of that Better Day when they return.
Step Back In Time...Part I
A project has been developing over this past week. One that will take me to the beloved historic districts across the great state of Texas.
Morning at the Silos Baking Co.
From every direction, across city, county and state lines! Before the doors are even opened the atmosphere is buzzing with excitement, shared experiences and anticipation of a tasty pastry.
My Dear Son,
You never lose the anxiety. You never mature beyond the unprepared. By the grace of God I am now the father of four sons.
Benjamin Isaac: Welcome to Postpartum
These first few hours, a microcosm in the grand scale of time, are the precious moments that cement the foundation of a lifetime. You and I will have a lifetime to build together but it is these first 24 hours that I look upon with a special joy.