Two boys and their father look at a lake. Text: by Jay Fadden

So a quick recap in case you did not read last week’s blog. We discovered that Shirley was pregnant, and after the initial shock, Shirley settled in and prepared for our new child. I melted like ice cream on a hot summer day!

A pregnant woman holds baby shoes. Text: by Jay Fadden

Sheet music
by Jay Fadden

A clock ticks
by Jay Fadden

Eight years ago, Shirley and I decided to take the kids to a water park at the last minute. It was spring break and we were looking for something to do, so we thought it would be nice to surprise Amelia, James, and Ethan. We were having a great time, but realized we forgot a couple items, so we packed up the kids and made our way to the local mall.

A group of children playing with buckets outside
by Jay Fadden

There is a saying that I am sure you have heard: Treat others how you want to be treated. It makes a lot of sense. I have used this expression many times and have tried to use it to model how I deal with people.

Two people walk down a snow-covered street during a snowstorm
by Jay Fadden

I have always said that I consider spring to begin on March 1st. I do not wait until the 21st of the month. When the first day of March is here, so is the spring, as far as I am concerned.

A child shoots a basketball surrounded by people on the court
by Jay Fadden

A woman looks at her reflection in the window on a bus
by Jay Fadden

The Bible open on a desk
by Jay Fadden

How-to books seem to be all the rage today. You can buy a how-to book or go online to learn how to lose weight, play a sport, play an instrument, raise a child, cook a meal, and so much more. There are also “Dummies’ Guide” books for everything. You can learn anything you want by buying a book and reading. If you have a problem, then there is a book for you!