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  • Starting Fresh

    I lost my first wife, Jeseca, to cancer eight years ago. Why start with that? Well, because it was the most difficult situation I’ve ever faced, and it has shaped nearly every action I’ve taken in my life since. Something happens when you lose the person you love more than anyone in the worldβ€”it forces […]

  • Four years later…

    Just looking at this familiar, but so far removed from present life screen is strange. It’s been so long since I’ve had the chance, or even the interest to write again. And now……well, where do I begin? I made some changes to the site this week. To gain perspective on how long it’s actually been, […]

  • Time for a change

    It’s been a long time since I’ve written, and I’ve missed it. I’ve made myself busy; I’ve spent time on other things and with other people. But now I want to come back here and begin a different journey. I want to explore what it is to be a man. A real man. I don’t […]

  • Year 3 is about to begin

    The boys are back again! Well, that’s not entirely true. Now they’re at their aunt April’s house camping out for the next few days, but at least they’re back in California. We’re just two weeks away from the second anniversary of Jeseca’s death and the beginning of the third official school year at The Rock […]

  • Just 1GB at home

    Yeah, my boys have left town. They’re in Indiana right now and the house is so quiet…so different. I found these photos of a tour of the airport they recently took while I was working away. Aren’t they so cute? Hilarious that Christian hit Everen with Rabbit Ears! Love this one… And where in the […]

  • Love never fails

    I heard Daughtry’s new album yesterday. I know it’s not out yet, but through Rhapsody I was able to listen to it a week before its release. I like Daughtry for some reason, and this album’s pretty good. One of the most touching songs is called Tennessee Line. It starts with, “I opened my lungs […]

  • The lemon tree

    Do you believe in symbolism when it comes to every day items and the significance we place on them as we go about life? I do, I guess. I’ve had a lemon tree in a pot on our porch ever since we moved. Technically, it was Jeseca’s lemon tree, but Christian said he wanted to […]

  • It’s Coming

    For the past several months, I’ve contemplated what to write about after writing about Jeseca for so long. I’ve written about hope, love, and an incredible God who has carried this family through a loss we honestly didn’t see coming. And now? Well, that’s why I like this commercial. I don’t know exactly what lies […]

  • “Tomorrow”

    Tomorrow’s the day; I have reached the end. I have come to the point of no return. The miracles I performed have touched thousands; I fed thousands more with two fish and a loaf of bread. And the smiles on the faces of my dearest friends and family tell the story, many times over, of […]

  • Man’s Hero

    It’s been a long time… I don’t have much to say today except that Jesus is amazing. He is my hero. He should be every man’s hero. Here’s why: From his career in professional baseball to an attempt at professional golf and the tragic loss of his wife, Jon Graves is on the journey of […]

  • Intentional

    I got a ticket yesterday. It’s the first one I’ve had since I went flying down the freeway 15 years ago in one of the most powerful cars around back then…yes, I had a Honda CRX. 78 mph, by the way. But that’s not the point. I was pulled over for running a red light […]

  • Unexpected so far…

    I ran across some older pictures of Jeseca and the boys a few days ago. I was doing some work for my mom’s new business on her computer, and as I searched for logo files I’d made for her, up these came. This must have been around the time of our 10th anniversary… Her eyes […]

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