I'm starting this blog the day after perhaps the most shocking election I've ever experienced in my 20+ years of voting. But, I don't want to start a new blog with that conversation. Those conversations will come, and they'll likely be documented on this site. But for now, it's introductions.
I have an amazing family. My beautiful wife Kimberly is... well... beautiful. She is perhaps, the most amazing person I know. We've been through many ups and downs in our (almost) 14 years. We've weathered every storm by the grace of God and I am truly more in love with her now than I was on our wedding day. She is bright, thoughtful, gracious, and loving; everything God knew I needed.
My daughters are beautiful in every way. I grew up the oldest of 3 boys, and when Kimberly and I started thinking about kids, I ALWAYS pictured boys. It's what I knew. It's all I knew to expect. But, God has a funny way of giving you what you need, not what you expect. When we found out we were having our first baby, and we went in to find out the sex, I was floored when I heard, "It's a hamburger, not a hot dog. You're having a girl." My wife asked me if I was ok. Fast forward 11 years, and 2 girls later and I have said more times than I can count, "I wouldn't trade my girls for a billion dollars."
Sophia, the oldest, is smart as a whip, with a need for justice to match. She is our chronic over-acheiving perfectionist, with the tenderest heart I've ever seen. Sadie is her polar opposite. My first experience with Sadie was having a staring contest through a small opening in her baby blanket when she was merely a half hour old. She was quiet, and calm. She still is. And she's afraid of NOTHING. Their beauty has moved me so deeply, I bought a shotgun after each was born... you know... just in case.
Like any family, we have our struggles and our victories, and fortunately, more of the latter over the past year. This is us!