Posts Tagged ‘family’

September 21st, 2009 Some aspects of parenting a newborn were simplistic.  Simply put, she slept eighteen hours every day . . . and when she slept, she slept hard!  You could drive a Mack truck towing a carnival ride through the living room and she wouldn’t stir . . . well, so I theorize. Since [...]

September 1st, 2009 You may remember the story I wrote some time ago about Sadie’s first bath time nightmare.   The screams of agony.  The beet-red face.  The grueling and squirming . . . but enough about me, you should have seen Sadie! I told you, however, that she eventually became accustomed and even fond [...]

August 10th, 2009 I suppose that it happened somewhere in the vicinity of Sadie’s sixth or seventh month . . . I don’t really remember the exact moment.  All I remember is that it was a bit disheartening for me because I realized that once we had crossed this most crucial point in her life, [...]

August 3rd, 2009 There are many theories about newborns that were quickly debunked when Sadie’s presence cascaded into our life.  I’ve already written about many of them at length.  The fact that little babies don’t crumble to pieces in your arms.  The truth about the inner monologue going on in their little heads.  The magnitude [...]

July 30th, 2009 I will never forget the amazing realization that the little person who just literally emerged from my wife’s belly was, in appearance, the combination of Laura and I.  I know, I know . . . that’s an obvious observation to everyone else.  Of course Sadie would look like us.  However, I think [...]

July 9th, 2009 I don’t necessarily remember that exact time that it happened, but when Sadie began turning on the smiles, life changed around the Driver household . . . yet again.  That little toothless grin turned me into Daddy-fondue . . . cheesy, melted, and ready for finger-wrapping.   Baby-smiling isn’t as simple of [...]

July 6th, 2009 Someone this past weekend commented to me in good fun that they are enjoying my musings over fatherhood and Sadie, but that they are also looking forward to our return to Proverbs.  All in good time, my friends!  I guarantee that we shall continue that sojourn soon; but again, I can’t help [...]

February 12th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 12: 7 (NLT)  7 The wicked die and disappear,       but the family of the godly stands firm.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead The year was 1817.  The ruddy young deckhand was nervous, but the salty spray that misted his face with the cresting of each wave was [...]

February 3rd, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 30 (NLT) 30 The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life;       a wise person wins friends.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead My childhood was pretty much a euphoric experience.  As you’ve probably read before, my family was no stranger to working with our hands. [...]

February 2nd, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 29 (NLT)  29 Those who bring trouble on their families inherit the wind.       The fool will be a servant to the wise.     Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Colloquialisms are often stated with little thought of their implications in reality. One in the hand is worth [...]