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Category: To My Daughter

Never Too Many Kisses

At night, like your brother, you now demand snuggling with me as a prerequisite to going to your room to sleep. I am not complaining. Your dad rolls his eyes. In the last week, you have developed a new habit. You snuggle up next...

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Jensen, My Comedienne

Jensen, you have been given the gift of gab. A family trait. And the gift of an appreciation of quality humor, another family trait. Your ancestors would be proud. A conversation that took place in the car yesterday…...

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Branson 2014

To Branson and Back A three day vacation in Branson, MO with your grandparents was a delight for the both of you. I’m pretty sure that we could have gone anywhere and, given the fact you’d be hanging out with...

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Here’s the Church

It’s not always easy, but it’s important Sunday mornings are tough. Pillows are so comfortable, trust me, I know. But pulling ourselves out of bed and getting into the church pew, or the balcony, is of utmost...

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Wes & Tim

Family isn’t always blood I’ve known Tim basically as long as I’ve known myself. Like the friends you are making early in your lives, they will grow up to feel like brothers and sisters to you. And their...

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Schumacher Scramble 2014

Where you come from You come from great stock. You’ve got a swarm of people on both sides of your family that know what it means to be good people. The Schumachers are certainly no exception. The jokes we make that you...

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Teammates

Remember this: You are each other’s strongest ally. Against your parents. Against bullies. Against heart-breakers. Against the world. You come from the same place and the same pace. You’re teammates up against the...

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At the Grotefendt Pond

  A Day on the Pond Good friends last a lifetime. Soon, you begin to feel like family. You are lucky to be surrounded by so much family that loves you. And even luckier to have friends that care about you so much that they...

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