I Have Found Myself, I Am A Dad!

I am standing in a hot, smelly gymnasium.  I can feel the sweat trickling down my back.  My right arm is aching from holding up the video camera.  My back hurts from hunching over so that I don’t block someone else’s view.  And yet here I am with a big smile on my face… as happy as ever because tonight I am watching my daughter perform in the play she has been working on for the last few months. « Continue reading »

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When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking…

A message every adult should read because children
are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

 When you thought I wasn't looking.

When you thought I wasn’t looking I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
wanted to paint another one. « Continue reading »

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Two Families: A Foster Care Adoption Poem

Once there were two expectant mothers.
One carried and cared for you beneath her beating heart
She became your Birthmother.
The other carried the hope of you within her.
She became your Mom. « Continue reading »

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Spring Is Finally Here!

It was warm today!  It was finally warm.  I think that some of the happiest times of the whole year are the first warm days of spring.  The entire neighborhood seems to come alive.  All of a sudden you are surrounded by friends again. « Continue reading »

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Proud Father of a Tomboy

I work from home and consequently get to spend a lot of time with my daughter.  I am not sure if I can take total credit for her Tomboyishness but I hope that this at least suggests that I have a good relationship with her.  « Continue reading »

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