Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Already a hell of a year.

Hello world. I'm still here. Still bloggin'. Been a while, I know. Life got interesting the last two years, particularly in the last few weeks. Doesn't seem like so much time has passed or so much has happened until I reflect on it. With the amount of events that happened in my life the last two years seem much, much longer. Feels like nearly ten years went by. I ended one relationship, started another, got married, had a baby, graduated college, quit one job to start another job, was let go from that job after just five months with no real explanation, and moved to a larger and more expensive apartment. So, I find myself in the unenviable position of a having a wife and child and no employment. To top that all off, my bestest friend in the whole wide universe is getting a divorce. I mention it because I hurt for him. I know how much he loved his wife and I was there when the spark struck that lit the love that has, now, blown out. He himself blogged about it, which tells me a great deal of how much he's given without getting anything in return for quite some time. I'm not really surprised's still kind of a shock. I'm am deeply saddened by this. My own situation is nothing compared to this. I can get a job. But my friend will persevere. He is strong: Mind, Body, and Spirit.

SO! My little one is walking now. Talea is ten months old and nearly running already. Still has the most beautiful smile I have ever seen. Long wild curly hair. Loves to climb and make noise. She really, really wants to talk so bad. Her mother took her to a sign language class called Baby Fingers a few months ago, and she's starting to get the hang of signing at us for what she wants. Mostly food. It's so wonderful to recognize that my daughter is actually communicating with us and we can understand her. My wife is brilliant. I would have never thought of something like that. Tren, my wife, is always looking for some class or researching some information about the development of infants/children and trying something or planning something. I am a very fortunate individual. Smart too. I married her.  ;-)

I love being home with Talea. Tren has recently gone back to school to finish her last semester, so me being without a job is semi-convenient for us both. The only problem is things cost money. Not hurting yet, but I'm going to need some income coming in soon. I'm not worried. But I'm not stupid either. I'm putting some things in motion. We'll see what pans out and what does not. For the most part I'm happy, my wife is happy, and, more important than anything else in this universe or any other, my daughter is happy and safe.

Here's something to brighten your life until next time I post.

Can't tell me that isn't Daddy's little girl.


P.S. To all the parents that stay home and actually take care of their kids, stay strong. It is the hardest work there is. It is also the most important work one can do, raising a life. Respect.


  1. Hang in there, man. We'll both make it through our respective down moments.

    And what a cutie pie! I miss little Talea. Despite the hard times, she's an incredible gift to treasure and love in your life.