Happy Anniversary

My best friend and I renewed our wedding vows tonight. Recommitting our love to one another was a fitting way to celebrate our 16th anniversary.

Thank you, Sherry, for believing in us and believing in me.

Great friends, food, and faith. Thank you for celebrating with us Tim, Leann, Kendall, Vicki, Jack, Mo, Jonny, Mei, Suzanna, Sarah, Emily, Carter, and Rileigh Ann.


Being the tough parent isn’t easy but it’s worth it.

Yes, it would have been easier to say, “You tried but didn’t get your work done. That’s okay. Don’t worry about it.”

But that would only teach my daughter that her word, her commitment, her integrity means nothing. She would EXPECT to just blow off the commitment again next time.

(I know because I’ve done this too.)

So instead I endured the drama, the tears, the hurt. As much as it sucks, it will give her a strong foundation in the long run.