I am a very lucky man – I’ve got an amazing wife and am the father to three wonderful kids. Lylli was born on Halloween in 2008, Gracie was born November 2010 and although she only lived for 17 months, she will remain as much a part of this family as the rest of us, and Mickey Gray, our first son, was born in June of 2012. I’m not going to say that life has gone exactly as I would have wanted, but it is a good life and I am determined to make the best of it.

This blog is an attempt to document my quest to become a dad that my family can be proud of.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I now know why you had to go.
Although it seemed that you had a lot more time left here with us.
There were other, more important, things for you to do that weren't clear to me when we recently said our "goodbyes".
You made sure we were ok and left me and the other dogs to take care of my wife and daughter.
Why did I have to lose my best friend, the one that would never hurt a soul, the one that would never let me down?
Its clear now, it was so you could get there a little early to prepare the place and be ready if what the doctors say is true
To watch over our unborn child until I see you both again someday.
Thanks Buddy, I owe you one