A Special Child

When Joey, our oldest son, was five years old we signed him up for an instructional soccer league.  At one of Joey's first practices, the coach broke the large group of boys and girls into teams.  Joey quickly demonstrated a knack for dribbling a soccer ball that most of the other kids didn't seem to have yet.  Before long Joey was scoring goals almost at will.

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The Rest of the Story

The oncologist had gone to examine the blood samples I had given upon arriving at his office.  The 20 minutes that Maria and I sat waiting seemed like an eternity.  He finally returned and sat down on his wheeled stool without making eye contact which caused no small amount of alarm.  The doctor had a message for us that he did not seem in a hurry to share.  We braced for the bad news.

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Get To Work!

I had a conversation with my brother yesterday where he excitedly told me about his pending graduation.  Jeffrey has gone back to school in order to start a second career.  As a highly thought of student, he is receiving job recommendations from his instructors.  I asked him what he was looking for in his new career and employer.   He made it clear that…

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We Need An Answer

It has only happened three times in my entire life.  The first time I held each one of our children my heart nearly jumped from my chest.  In looking at photos from those days in the hospital I re-live a little bit of that feeling.  While I still love Joey, Sarah and Joshua deeply, there was something about that first time that was truly unique.  Just how much love are we capable of?

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THE Answer!

When I read this week's Gospel I realized that I needed to share with you what I'm going through in spite of the fact that it's very personal.  My recent struggles are deeply personal and they are getting in the way of what I know to be true.  I'm in a strange place and I'm not sure what to do or where to go.  It feels like I'm taking one step forward followed by two steps back.

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