Birthday thoughts

It seems like in the past couple years I’ve found myself reflecting at birthday time. This year is no different. It’s May 28, 2009 in Madison, WI. I won’t attempt to update on all the things on my mind – who would read on?

To be brief, there’s a few thoughts at the top of my mind:

  1. I am blessed to have a relationship with the Lord. Even as I struggle establishing my marriage and career, through great frustration, I never think God has abandoned me. I certainly have been angry with Him, but I would still classify my relationship as strong.
  2. I learn daily how to get back on my feet. I think I had a pretty good-sized ego about myself before I got married. I’m learning how selfish I am and how many ways I fall short around this house. But I’m learning what it means to be a man and take care of a family.
  3. Katie is the hardest worker I’ve ever met. Ever.
  4. I’m trying to “hurry” Sorin to age 4. But when age 18 is just around the corner, I catch myself and try to enjoy each daily adventure.

Life is extremely busy right now. We just got done training for full and half marathons. Another full marathon for me in the fall. The job search is a full time job. Tree work is exhausting and I feel like I could study and improve myself as a trainer endlessly. I love reading but there aren’t enough hours in the day.

So Katie and I are working on being more disciplined. A disciplined person gets more done b/c he can say ‘no’ to things that distract him from the main goal.

Not a cohesive post, but I felt the need to write and check in.

One thought on “Birthday thoughts

  1. Sue

    Son in Law…you are a man we are thankful to the Lord for. Blessings on you.

    The disciplined life…keeps it simple.


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