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Category: To My Son

I Know How It Feels

  Charlie, I know what it’s like to be caught in this position. A claim-to-Annie-fame is a photo that was snapped about 10 yards from this pond in mom and dad’s back yard, when I was maybe just a bit younger...

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Pre-Kindergarten Begins

You began pre-k today at Trinity Lutheran School. Five days a week this year.Β  Growing so fast. You love your teacher and were excited to see some familiar faces from last year but also some new friends as well. You were ready...

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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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Your Funny Face

Let Me Make a Funny Face You always insist on silliness. “Is that silly, mom?” And you judge your silliness success based on the excitement in my reaction. You are SO silly, Charlie. And we love you for...

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