Finding Momentum

Arrival

May 12, 2022

“Andrew, get over here. Mom’s unconscious.” I’d never felt like hyperventilating before, until today when I took Esther’s call. I ran upstairs to get my clothes, heart pounding, ever quickly sucking in air, feeling dizzy. Breathe slower, breathe slower. Not...

Slow shutter

April 24, 2022

So much has changed since you heard the word cancer through the phone last year in June. You knew nothing was going to be the same - at least in theory - but nobody ever really knows what to expect,...

Lament

June 14, 2020

What do I have to offer you, brother? My inability to move to action My feeling of being stuck Afraid of complicity, but uncomfortable with rushed action. I want wise counsel and action but I am uncomfortable, and they say...

5AM

May 20, 2020

When 5AM comes, I tiptoe out of the house And revel in the stillness of the morning when breath is dew For seasons I imagined I was trapped on either side, with fitful sleep and nighttime duties but Here I...

The reluctant father's serenity prayer

June 14, 2019

Please give me longsuffering, God, so I can smile when things don’t go my way. Please grant me serenity, God, to accept the things I can’t change but seriously to change the things I need to. Please give me humility,...

You can't go back again

June 25, 2018

There’s no turning back. When that big Parenthood Switch flips on in your life, you are tossed into every conceivable life change you can imagine. Your time is no longer your own. Your sleep is interrupted, infrequent and faked. Money...