Author: Christian and Deborah

Love Letter to My Daughter
(Name Reveal)

I’ve never met you, but I love you with all my heart. I’ve never seen your face, but I adore everything about you. I’ve never heard your voice, but I will care for you for the rest of my life. I am your dad, and you are my daughter. Update: she was born June 17th, 2017 at 7:30a. The day before Father’s Day! Your name is Melaya, which means free. The Bible says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,” and it’s absolutely true, because God revealed your name to mom only weeks after we met. Your...

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How Time Flies – Our Baby is almost here

I looked up from my computer as my mom said, “time moves too fast. I would give anything to have you as a toddler again. Remember how you always said you’d live right next door to me?” I was heading off to University, and as far as I could tell, it had taken an entire eternity to just begin my life. From my mom’s perspective, though, it was a different story. The little boy she raised was now a man, and the memories she cherished were just memories. Yesterday, we hit the 37 week mark [we have hit the 38 week...

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The Man’s Guide to Sympathetic Pregnancy

I once read an article that suggested this male pregnancy claim is just men trying to take the one thing women really have and turning it into another male dominated phenomenon. If that’s true, call me He-Man, because I’m pregnant. The symptoms are real, it’s science. There’s even a name for it: Couvade Syndrome. As far as I know, “couvade” is French and translates roughly to “let’s make this all about me.” Here are the symptoms I have been experiencing (emphasis on I): Nausea I’ve been really nauseous…at some point on most days. Moving to a new country where...

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How SURPRISES can grow a loving relationship – our 7 reasons

Variety is the spice of life. - William Cowper Remember this article? That post described mine and Deborah’s last day in Thailand, which was mean to be a quiet night in our hotel. It ended up being an extravagant Thai food eating competition, puppy petting marathon, and new friend making bonanza. Deborah and I are the surprise type of couple. We come from two different surprise-based families perfectly intertwined for maximum explosion. Deborah once flew across the world to surprise her mom for Christmas. I once took Deborah to Brussels, Rome and Naples for Valentine’s day. Deborah’s mom recently...

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