Archives For Faith

By Eric on February 7, 2014 12

Nothing good happens after midnight, my mom always used to say.

By all comparisons, we’ve been extremely blessed with a really good baby (and toddler). We’ve only experienced a few scary moments in the nearly two years of Rooney’s life (a terrible nighttime cough attack last winter and the time she slammed her finger in a heavy door).

Daddy home with a sick girl

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By Eric on October 31, 2013 4

It’s almost November. Or Movember as some call it. Typically a month that has given trendy men everywhere an excuse to not shave. I’ve participated in No Shave November before and grew out a scraggly beard. But this year is different.

What the heck is Movember?

As an official global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches on men’s faces around the world. Through the power of the Mo, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.

This year it hits too close to home. My brother-in-law (Kelsey’s younger brother) is battling testicular cancer. He is in the midst of a nine-week intense chemo session, and hearing from him nearly daily about what he is going through has been both sad and inspiring.

Sad to see him have to go through this as a 26-year-old. Inspiring to see his courage as he goes through it all with a great attitude. I’m so proud of him.

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By Eric on July 29, 2013 3

A couple months ago Kelsey went out for dinner with some friends, so Rooney and I got to hang out just the two of us. I picked her up from day care, and when we got home we went on a long walk in the stroller before going inside for supper. After she was finished she wanted to go outside again. (It is her favorite thing lately.)

Stroller Walk

She had just started walking on her own a few days prior, and was still racing around the house with her walker on occasion. Usually when we are outside we either hold her or she is in her stroller. But I thought it was time to let her walk around outside on her own. But the cement is such a scary thing for a dad with a daughter who walks around like Frankenstein, so I brought her walker outside for some stability and comfort, for both her and I.

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By Kelsey on March 20, 2013 6

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We were talking the other day how Rooney is going to be such a cool person. Eric even went so far as to say that she will be the coolest 80-year-old. Lemme tell you, it kind of blows your mind to think of your daughter as an 80-year-old, because you know that you probably won’t be around to see it. But, hopefully she gets there some day!

And it just sort of got me thinking about what I wish for her in her life. I jotted a few things down here, and hope that I do everything I can to help her achieve these dreams — but only if they are also her dreams.

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