Emily and I were married on a warm August afternoon 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.  I love being a husband and dad and am very thankful for the people who live in my house with me, even though we can’t pinpoint who left the ice cream out overnight.  Turns out it might’ve been me.