Poem: daughter

you are a miracle
your love is contagious
even to two very different parents
separated by divorce

your love helps me see what’s important
helps me go let go and let God
the broken places of my heart
are slowly mended

old resentments slip away
and I can be in the same space
as your mom, because I’m there for you.
grateful we can both be present to you in the same space,
because of your love.
a true miracle indeed.

——
a poem written in gratitude for my ex and I both being able to attend a classroom social at my daughter’s preschool with our daughter.

Gratitude List 2017 + Poem

Grateful for getting through first year of post divorce; walking through litigation over custody; retaining my sanity through it all…relatively; being a dad to my little girl and putting her first; spiritual principles that guide my life; laughter, tears and all the things in between; for family and friends that trudged with me through the lows and highs of this year.

I am grateful for the breath of life coursing through me, and grateful I can wake up and be grateful. There was a time where I woke up hating life, and glad those dark days are behind me.

Poem: New Year
another year come and gone
new year to embrace change

a poem for those going through difficulty 

the sun

the sun 

glows warmly 

even in 

cold days 

shining hope

My own personal difficulty this year has been going through separation and divorce. I have been able to talk about it freely with some people in my circle, but not everyone I know.  My experience has been that life is not an either or, but a both and.  Even this year, I have been able experience wide spectrum of human feelings and emotions, some days I am sad and few moments later laughing and so grateful I can enjoy moments with my 2 year old daughter.

Slowly, but surely, I am experiencing fun again in my life. My divorce is in its final stages and I am just waiting for the judge to sign the paperwork.  It’s been a journey to let go and let God, even with this. I am embracing hope and trying not to live in resentments or fear.  Today, I am grateful to experience love and support from all around me, because I had the courage to be honest and ask for help when I needed.  Also, sharing my own journey and my difficulties has allowed others to share their struggles and how they have made it to the other side. I hope each of you keep trusting and walking through the dark, even when things seem so bleak. I am here to say that there’s hope.