Almost 3 years have passed since my beautiful wife delivered her first child (my third). a sweet little boy. In that short time he has grown into the happiest little guy I’ve ever seen. He is affectionate, sensitive, very bright, observant, strangely obedient, and of course he has more energy than the sun!
Thinking about how he is developing so well really strikes me and I find myself in awe, daily. Clearly it is not my doing! There are certain circumstances required for a child to reach his potential, such as being guided through life by someone who shows him love, affection and kindness all day, every day. He needs someone to give him firm boundaries, to read to him (in two languages, no less), to explore his world with him, to teach him manners and right from wrong. Someone who places more importance on his well-being than their own personal interests. Someone with the patience to hold him while he cries for hours on end, for seemingly no reason.
That person isn’t me, even though this is my 3rd time around the block. The only person who fits this description is Mamá. She does this without enough sleep, without any experience, and without complaint. One day isn’t enough.
A friend posted this ecard pic on facebook. A discussion ensued. Below are my comments.
There are core issues to be addressed in the abortion debate, and every time I hear people talking about it they miss it. They talk about their feelings or the writings in an old book. Never-mind that. There are real, serious, logical and scientific arguments to be made here.
*The Right to Life.
-The woman has her right to (her) life.
-If something threatens that life she has the right to try avoid losing her life.
-The child has a right to (his/her) life.
-The child does not have the capacity to enforce or express that right. (It’s the responsibility of the parent.)Read More »
Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student spoke about the strength of his family during a public forum on House Joint Resolution 6 in the Iowa House of Representatives. Wahls has two mothers, and came to oppose House Joint Resolution 6 which would end civil unions in Iowa.
The fight to to keep marriage equality in Iowa continues, help us support Iowans like Zach.
The sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character.