Posts Tagged ‘The Chronicles of Sadie’

September 30th, 2009 Today is a special day because Laura and I are celebrating our ninth wedding anniversary.  Whew, now we’re starting to get up there a bit!  One year . . . peanuts.  Four years . . . piece of cake.  Seven years . . . sure it’s a fine, biblical number, but still [...]

September 28th, 2009 When you’re a new parent, you really try not to read into everything . . . unsuccessfully, that is.  I can remember walking into newborn Sadie’s room many-a-time in the middle of the night and positioning myself low to listen for her little breaths.  I recall little sounds and gestures that she [...]

September 23rd, 2009 Parenthood is not just about doing things that you’ve never done before, it’s also about not doing things that you would have done before the pitter-patter of little feet hit the floor of your previously non-paternal pad.  In my case, gagging is one thing that I seldom do now . . . [...]

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 13th, 2009 There were many naysayers.  Those who approached us during pregnancy with a take-it-to-the-bank guarantee that having a baby would transform the dynamics of our lives . . . seemingly, by their tone, for the negative.  Now, they never said it that way, but picture a husband and wife standing before you . [...]

August 11th, 2009 Anticipatory planning rarely equates to reality.  Three years before Sadie was in our house, we brought home a little two-pound puppy named Brutus. Jet black.  The runt of the litter.  Gentle and submissive. Brutus was the perfect dog from the get-go. Pregnancy then brought about a whole host of ideas about the [...]

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 28th, 2009 Friendship manifests its fruits in a variety of different orchards, so to speak.  In most cases, you expect to find the fruits of friendship in kind words spoken.  Acts of service performed.  Running to one’s defense when the whole world seems to rise up against them. When we returned home from the [...]

July 15th, 2009 It’s hard to believe, but today is the day!  One year ago today, Laura and I were in totally different circumstances.  We were thinking of totally different things and our lives were about to take a totally different turn.  One year ago today, our little Sadie was born. Since we were having [...]

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 [...]