Posted on August 4, 2013
In five weeks my youngest will leave for college. I feel the clock ticking away and time running out, that last bit of time I have to pour into him the things that matter most and the things I want to matter most to him.
Posted on May 13, 2013
Today is the new Mrs. Jordan Dodson’s birthday. But really, it’s all of us in her new family who are receiving birthday blessings because she is now a part of us. So for Hannah because she is loved and valued and wished the happiest of birthdays, here are 10 of the (many) reasons I think […]
Posted on April 16, 2013
This is a guest post by my young adult son, Dylan Dodson, author of the book True Grief, True Pain and a True God. Let me start by saying I am not a parent. I don’t even have children.
Posted on March 6, 2013
He asked which night I wanted him to come home for dinner this week so that he could give me one last dinner with just him and me and his youngest brother. And he didn’t know it, but his thoughtfulness made me cry.
Posted on February 2, 2012
One of my sons wrote a blog posting that I wish I had written. It’s really good. And powerful. And full of truth.
Posted on January 25, 2012
It’s Christina’s birthday but I think our family received the birthday present when she became one of us.
Posted on March 16, 2011
My middle son, Dylan, is getting married in less than 3 months. It’s funny how so many say, “You must be so excited!” I’m actually not sure exactly why they say that.
Posted on November 14, 2010
It is hard not to try and overcompensate. It is hard not to try and be everything your children’s dad can no longer be in their lives. It is hard to remember, and accept, that I am not called to be both a father and mother to my boys. It is hard to rest in the truth […]