Category Archives: parenting

The Heartache of Houseparenting

It’s 9/11 and I have spent the day in Washington DC walking around and seeing as many of the legendary monuments as I could. I’m tired, my feet hurt, and I’m a bit bummed out. My wife and I were … Continue reading

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My Anniversary

27 years ago my wife and I were married in Ponca City, OK at the Hartford Ave. Church of Christ. Finding a woman who is capable of putting up with me this long is a rare find. I’m sure most … Continue reading

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Loving Enough to Let Go

True love is not selfish. True love will seek the welfare of the one we love above our own desires. It’s been well over two decades now, but I can scarcely think of the event without tearing up. My daughter … Continue reading

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Step Back & Relax

It has been an emotional week. This may be hard to believe but when you have a household of 8 people living together there are times of conflict. When there are 6 teenage girls living in the household peace in … Continue reading

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Moments of Joy

My favorite poem of all times is Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost. This is such a short poem and it is so true. It is a reminder to treasure those very special moments of joy in life because … Continue reading

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Boys vs. Girls

Paula and I have made it through our first couple months as houseparents at a children’s home. We started off as relief for the other houseparents, but recently one set of houseparents left and now we have our very own … Continue reading

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Commitment

A friend of mine after achieving a milestone in marriage (I believe it was his 60 anniversary), was asked the the secret of his longevity. I don’t think I will ever forget his answer. His answer was instant and firm, … Continue reading

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