Chapter 31 – Culmination of My Surrender

After the initial excitement of telling my family that we were going to be moving to Utah, Bonnie retreated to the bedroom to call her parents and have a good cry. Though she was excited about the move, she was sad at the same time and it was important for her to feel that grief. […]

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Chapter 30 – Moving Home

In the summer of 2013, Bonnie, Lexi, and I made a trip to Utah for our annual family reunion and my Dad’s 86th birthday. As Lexi hadn’t even turned one yet, this was the first time that the family had been able to interact with her walking around. Needless to say, everyone had a blast […]

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Chapter 29 – Fatherhood

Let me just say, Bonnie is a Super Hero. She thrived during her entire pregnancy. She was running four-milers up until she was eight months pregnant and she never complained about anything. Not even about being my designated driver for an entire nine months! But it wasn’t until she gave Lexi a 100% Natural, Underwater […]

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Chapter 28 – Bonnie’s Pregnant

People would often ask Bonnie and I if we wanted kids and our answer was always the same: “Well, we really want grandkids…” As I was only 27 years old when Bonnie and I first started dating and Bonnie was only 24, I figured we had plenty of time before we had to start thinking […]

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Chapter 27 – Teaching

My hope was that not being a classically trained teacher would be an advantage in a community college setting, but I wasn’t so sure. Yes, the format is completely different that a traditional high school or college, but it was still an educational institution and I was coming from the corporate world. I quickly discovered […]

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Chapter 26 – Getting Fired

It was Thursday, April 29, 2010. I knew the day was going to big because it was to be my second to last day at my part time teaching position and I was scheduled to have a meeting with the Executive Director (E.D.) of the non-profit that afternoon. In our meeting, we were supposed to […]

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Chapter 25 – Leaving FBC

Once we had settled in to our new life back in St. Pete, Bonnie and I knew it was time to address our “church” situation. In 2006, when I first started attending the First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, I was a different person. My understanding of my role in the world was different, my […]

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