You are an amazing father. You need to hear that more often, and hopefully, in ways big and small, I have been able to tell you and show you that over the years. Here, though, I get to write it down. And that gives me a chance to express [...]
by Stephen Mack Over the past several months, I have finally resigned myself to undertake a most unenviable project – cleaning out my mother’s condo in preparation to list it for sale. It is a daunting task, to put it mildly. When my grandfather passed away long ago, I remember [...]
By Stephen H. Mack I love reading about acts of kindness, selflessness, and charity. Let’s face it – with the state of the world as it is some days, we need regular doses of joy and encouragement. To be sure, it is hard to always keep a positive attitude with [...]
This journey we call fatherhood is extraordinary. In every way. From the birth of my first child, to the adoption of my second, to the arrival of my third, I am in awe of the little lives that have been entrusted to my care and my love. As much as I hope to teach them, they, by far, have taught me way more than I thought even possible. Through their adventures, I see the world in bright, new colors. Through their sleepy eyes, I am reminded, myself, to slow down. I relish in the pure bigness and unencumbered love they radiate towards me. How can I possibly hope to live up to their expectations of me? What can I possibly give to them that is more valuable, or at least of equal value, than the bursting joy they so freely share with me each day?