¡Bienvenida, Sofía Michelle!

¡NACIO SOFIA MICHELLE! 0:34 minutos de edad e imposiblemente hermosa.

¡Es un milagro del Señor, el más hermoso regalo de mi vida! ¡Estoy feliz hasta las lágrimas! Nació a la 1:45am, pesando 2.590kg y 48cm de talla. La Mamá y la bebé están muy bien. ¡Gracias a todos por sus oraciones!

Overcoming Project Guilt

Overcoming Project Guilt:

But people who do not have a family to care for don’t even realize how much free time they have. They can even afford to waste some, because they have it in such abundance.

Not so with the family man (or woman). I have a wife, six kids, a full time job, a decent sized house, 1.5 acres of land, and lead a small group bible study. I cannot possibly pump out side projects at the pace of a single 20-something living in an apartment in San Francisco. The sooner I realized that, the sooner I could let things go and be at peace.

Remembering these Moments

Remembering these Moments:

Admittedly, a part of me wants to chronicle my own personal parental journey for the sake of grabbing hold to something that slips every man’s grasp: that elusive moment in time when we stop for a moment, lift our heads and declare the beauty before us to be good. The river of time pulls us so quickly away from those moments, though, try as we might to pause longer and savor them; and we’re swept onwards with a handful of earth that seems to dissolve away all too quickly in its flow.

‘I had it all, but I didn’t have a life’

And was that the tipping point? The moment I realised I couldn’t do this any more, couldn’t do it to my family any more, and would therefore have to resign from the job I loved? It would make for a convenient story if it was. But in all honesty, it was a slower, subtler thing than that.


But perhaps it was back this spring, when I took my son to be measured for new shoes: the woman asked what size he took, and to my embarrassment I couldn’t remember. I felt like an imposter. Or perhaps it was the summer morning when our nanny had to peel my howling son off me: he had a fever and wanted his mother, but I had a cabinet minister to interview. I shot out of the door, hot with shame.


But what got lost in the rush was a life, if a life means having time for the people you love, engaging with the world around you, making a home rather than just running a household.

Link: ‘I had it all, but I didn’t have a life’

De Vacaciones

Estoy de vacaciones disfrutando enormemente la visita de mi hermano mayor y su familia. Después de tantos años, es especial estar los cuatro hermanos juntos de nuevo.