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Showing posts from January, 2011

God Doesn't Make Mistakes

A few months ago I was talking with my dad. I was venting about something that had been bothering me. I felt discouraged and above all defeated that I couldn't control the situation at all. My dad has always been a great listener and a man of few words. But, on this night, he reminded me of something my Mom once said. It became evident early on that my brother struggled with reading and writing. We were home schooled, and the weight of teaching fell on my Mom's shoulders. I never, even on the hardest day, remember my Mom complaining about having to spend more time explaining things to my brother. When I think back on those days I can imagine how hard it must have been for her to watch her son struggle. In time, my parents decided to have my brother tested for learning disabilities. The results were just as they'd suspected: ADD and Dyslexia. After the results had been explained my parents went for a walk to talk about what this meant for my brother. My dad, like any parent,


Four years ago today I married my best friend. I can't imagine spending my life with anyone else. Today, four years later, I've been thinking about what we promised each other on that cold, rainy January day. ...To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part. Reid, I can say, without a doubt, these words carry more meaning each year that we experience the highs and lows of life together. I love you more than you'll ever know!