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Warm, fuzzy socks. Check. Bum-around, comfy clothes. Check. One cup of hot coffee. Check. Laptop. Check.

All set for working from home today. I was going to work from home Wednesday so that I could go to Isaac’s dentist appointment with him. These are the kinds of things from his childhood that I don’t want to miss out on, but often have to because of my full-time job. That is where the work-from-home days we are granted are a gift… so I can experience such things as dentist appointments every once in a while. It’s not that he needs me there. It’s that I want to be there. I want to remember the way he was in all these different settings, and not miss out on them altogether. So I try to time my schedule accordingly. This time, it didn’t work out. But I’m not complaining. It’s Friday, it’s sunny, I’ve already been working for a while and I haven’t even changed for the day… oh, and NO COMMUTE! It’s all good. I’ll make it to his next dentist appointment.


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Such a different world it would be if there’d never been a Shel Silverstein or Dr. Seuss. Their works for children are Isaac’s favorites, by far.
A Giraffe and a Half is one of my favorites, too.
On a totally unrelated note, I’m painfully aware, now that I’m seeing it in a photo, that we really need to finally finish putting up baseboards after not having them these past three years. It’s amazing what a person stops seeing after seeing it for too long.


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We have a world of responsibility on our shoulders raising you. I can only hope we’re doing well, and pray we’re not doing harm. To train you up in the way you should go is not only a sobering requirement, but it holds so much weight at a time such as this. In the way you should go could very well be like swimming against a very strong current. So I pray for the strength to stay the course and do right by you and your future.
See the motto of the university I graduated from (I just now thought of it), and take it to heart… The future is as bright as the promises of God.
May you know what he’s promised us and carry hope with you always.


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You must have heard me say I want to give you away… that it’s on my list of early-2017 To-Do’s.

Don’t worry, Pink Panther. Isaac heard me, too. And he won’t have it. He argued that, although he never really observes or talks to you anymore and his dad is the one who does all the maintenance of your tank (not to mention the one who feeds you), you’re a part of the family, and that means we just can’t let you go.

You’re safe here. So rest your mind and those worried little eyes.