“If you’re gonna fall, I’ll let you know, That I will pick you up, like you for I.”

Hello again everyone. We’re pushing a year since my last post. I’ve written several blogs that I haven’t posted. I get caught up on whether their worthy or not. Ultimately I don’t write for anyone’s approval. It’s medicinal for me, it’s why I do it. Maybe I will start dropping those randomly from time to time.

“Oh, take your time, don’t live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass”

This past year has moved much quicker than the last. I’ve had a tendency to say that here these past couple years coincidentally. This past year wasn’t me paying attention to the turn of the numerical year, but my son’s first birthday. Brock was born August 16th and this past weekend we celebrated his 1st birthday. It’s Monday evening and I can’t wrap my head around the fact it’s been a complete calendar year since he’s been here. I remember his first cry. I remember the first time his mother got to hold him after the anesthesia wore off a little. Those two moments in particular are forever engraved.

I’d like to dedicate this one to you Brock. I understand you’re years away from being able to read this and even further from truly understanding. This is not without much difficulty mind you…..

This past year has been the single greatest point in my life with you. After high-school time flies, after college time flies, it just flies. Never has the time escaped me more since you’ve been here. Time..it’s one thing I wish I could slow down when I’m with you, however we can’t do that..yet! You’ve helped me in several ways this this past year. You brought to my attention some thing’s I’ve lost track of throughout the beginning of my adulthood and I wanted to thank you.

You have your mothers eyes. Their calming. Much like your mother you have patience, this is something I struggle with, you’re helping day by day. Your sincere look of gratitude for the smallest things reminds me to be thankful, thankful for everything.

You care, you care a whole bunch. Should the dog bark or the cat meow you must investigate. Your smile is contagious, it reminds me how genuine real life magic is. This world is full of it. You, I and your mother and whoever else ends up joining us on this adventure must never stop seeking it. It’s all around us and often as you get older you end up with this inability to see it. Your mother and I will try our absolute best to make sure you never stop seeing the magic around you. Should we stop seeing us, please remind us.

You’re gentle, you give everyone a chance. When you’re being passed around during the holidays and your birthday party you’re a trooper dude. The world needs more people with you here. The innocence children exert is something that has reignited within me. We must be nicer to one another, kinder to one another. Stay kind bud.

Your love, thank you for unlocking a new tier of my heart. I can’t wait for the adventures that await. The adventure of life.

” If you’re gonna fall, I’ll let you know
That I will pick you up, like you for I.
I felt this thing, I can’t replace”

Those are only a couple things you’ve helped myself with this past year. Should I complete the list I’d end up with a 10 page blog. I wanted to share some advice I’ve obtained here so far in 33 years. I understand it’s unsolicited at this point.

1. Integrity, stand behind something you believe in. It’s being honest, being whole and true to yourself. Mom and Dad are here for you….”ALWAYS”

2. Make friends, make friends you love. Keep them close. Be a good friend, the best kind. Friendship can be hard at times, it can get hard dude. Turn the best ones into family. Use their support when times get tough. Tell people how you feel. They say to not wear your heart on your sleeve, should want to, do it. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

3. Have fun, smile too much, laugh too loud. Enjoy life, make memories with your friends that nobody can ever steal from you.

4. Family is important. Even when things don’t go as planned family is always here. They become closer and stronger the harder things get.

5. Be kind to people..spread kindness..small acts do big things

6. Your the first born bud..aka Big Brother. Keep your siblings close. Make them your friends (#2) and keep the family close (#4).

7. Work hard..work hard always. Take pride in it.

8. Tell your mom you love her, a lot, remind her how appreciated she is often, she’s your mom, you take care of her..”Always”

9. Make time for the people you care for the most. This includes making time for yourself. You’ll thank yourself in both situations.

Last, but certainly not the least. Smile, have fun, appreciate the magic in every single day, capture it. Get lost in the music even when nobody else can hear it. Also, listen to Modest Mouse. As your mother would say “Do whatchu do do”.

Happy Birthday “Big Dude”! Your Mom and I are so happy and proud to be your parents. We love you more than these words can express.

Title of blog is lyrics from:

Remember these are the words of me, the words of I, and the words of everything I previously have known.

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Float On,


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