One year

One year ago, our lives changed. Kylah was born and our lives changed. We had hard nights, hard days and amazingly happy times in between. The last 12 months have been nothing short of amazing. All the times somebody told Kelci and I about how our lives were going to change it was hard to imagine the ways that would happen.

I’m not sure how I’m supposed to put these last 12 months into words. I just can’t. I think of her smiles. Our smiles. Her tears. Our tears. Her cries. Our cries. Her victories. Our victories. There are no words to capture what her presence in our lives has meant. I think I’m going to let pictures tell their thousand words.

I love you Kylah.

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Give them a hug

Just a reminder to grab somebody you love and give them a hug like you actually mean it.

I was talking with a friend about a neighbor of hers who has three kids. A wife. And brain cancer… He is on hospice care and is no longer capable of walking, talking, kissing or hugging. So grab somebody nearby and give them a hug.

There’s a couple of things that I haven’t talked about publicly and that list is about to get a little bit shorter. I know full well what those children are about to go through. When I was four, my dad and his brother died in a plane crash. I remember that day all too vividly. I’ll spare the details here, but the point is, I know what those kids are about to go through and I really don’t want anybody to go through that.

I’m not trying to be a downer… But Kylah’s about to turn one soon and being there for her is the most important thing I can do. So grab somebody you love and hug them like you mean it.