What A Difference…

I haven’t written about my boys recently.  The past four days have been very rewarding for us as parents…and…well…very troubling as well. Last week 27 asked us if we could come to Charleston this past weekend.  As luck would have it neither MrsL or I had nothing scheduled so we agreed to go down.  He … More What A Difference…

Crazy Three Months

I have been on a bit of a traveling whirlwind for the past few weeks both personal and business.  Ohio, Kansas, South Carolina, Canada, and Texas.  When you factor in the short weekend trips over to see 21 in his final year of college marching band it has made the past three months a blur. … More Crazy Three Months

Am I A Job

In a recent comment on my last post, Longing for Locktober, Carly Quinn opined: … This post really has me pondering something I worry about. What happens if he becomes a job? What if this turns into something I have to do, not something that is fun to do? What if he needs more and … More Am I A Job

Dysfunctional

I have a really good relationship with my MIL and FIL.  We had a very rocky start as my MIL told me directly, before we got engaged, that she had higher goals for her daughter like marrying a doctor or lawyer and not someone going in the Army.  However, once we got engaged things changed.  … More Dysfunctional

Last night

MrsL went back to Tennessee for the long holiday weekend.  Her Mom had asked her to come in at the request of a second cousin.  The reason for the request was both powerful and emotional. The cousin was the last in a long chronology of women in the family in possession of an heirloom diamond … More Last night

Here’s the Latest

Well, the move went well.  26 is in his new digs with his fraternity brother/landlord.  The job thing is not going so smooth and he is already doubting himself and hinting at “running” again.  I’ve told him there is nowhere to run.  Grow up and find a job. Basically, even though his fraternity brother is … More Here’s the Latest

The Power of Love

I should have known when I wrote and read the to 26, “I will not speak to you when you are using in the future” last summer at the family counseling weekend I would struggle when that time came.  Well, as we feared, it came.  He was further down the relapse path than we thought. … More The Power of Love