Some earnest conversations.

Cutest baby ever

Elliot with puddles on his lips

Jess and I are on our first family vacation with our son.

We are blessed to be able to get away for a couple of days to unwind and recharge.

This morning, we went to a coffee shop and had a really good conversation. We talked about our goals, individually and as a couple. We talked about the kind of parents we want to be. We talked about our future plans. We talked about our strengths and how we can better live in it.

It was life-giving.

Earlier this week, we had another conversation which was not as pleasant, but equally life-giving. There were some value differences that we had to address and work out. After our talk, we better understood each others’ expectations and how to proceed in harmony. It was good.

I’m blessed to have a wife who I can share these earnest moments with. I don’t take it for granted. These honest conversations push us to growth. It’s been a joy seeing Jess grow into the wife and mother she is today. I’ve been challenged and molded into being the man I am today.

We are not finished sharpening each other, and I don’t think we will ever be. Even at eighty-eight, I want to get sharper than a samurai sword.

I love you Jess. I’m so lucky to have you in my life.

Happy vaycayday, baybay.