Emily and I were married on August 10, 2001  in Fowlerville, MI.  To this day, I still can’t believe she went through with it.  She is the essence of beautiful perfection, at least as far as I’m concerned.

Not only is she a wonderful wife; she’s also an awesome mom to our three children.  We have a unique situation in that our daughter has Down Syndrome and is also on the Autism spectrum.  This has provided many challenges and even more opportunities for joy.  I must tell you — as a dad with a special-needs kid, it has taken me many years to see life as ok.  She’s our beautiful daughter, a great kid who will do great things, along with her brothers. Our kids are gifts.  We aim to treat them as such.