Fathers do you ask yourself how do I help my boy become a man? If so, read the following about one way I have helped Noah begin to become a man. Or as some say to man up! Over the last year I have been away from home on two different occasions. As many of […] Continue reading →
I wrote this 2 years ago and felt that this would be a great way to start this new blog. You will get an idea of the value I place on our marriage. We are quickly approaching our thirteenth anniversary. Yesterday Amy and I were married ten years ago in Centerville, OH at Franklin St Baptist church. […] Continue reading →
Today I had the honor of sitting down with Dr. William E. Brown, the president of Cedarville University to talk about marriage, parenting and leadership. I am so excited to share with you our conversation but that will have to wait. He did share a resource with me today that I really wanted to pass […] Continue reading →
I read this poem on Facebook tonight and I knew I needed to share it with you all. Enjoy!
When working at Starbucks I had the honor of getting to know Douglas. As I have gotten to know him I have been blessed and encouraged by his love for his family. His dad is now with the Lord and the following poem Douglas wrote as a tribute to him. I love how it expresses the natural transitions we often go through with our dads.
When I was 5, my Dad was everything,
When I was 10, he had become like a King.
When I was 13, Dad wasn’t so smart.
When I was 17, he had become a dumb old fart.
When I was 25, my Dad began to change,
When I was 30, Dad wasn’t a bit strange.
By the time I was 40, my Dad again knew best,
When I was 50, I could see Dad needed a rest.
When I was 60 I took care of Dad, who now was so thin,
When I lost my Dad I realized, what a great Dad he had been.
Your Turn: What are you most thankful for in regards to your dad?
Douglas’ dad and grandma.
God has chosen to bless my wife and I with three amazing daughters whom you see here to the right. The truth is probably nothing scared me more than the thought of raising daughters. Now that we have three and the oldest is nine I would not have it any other way. All three have […] Continue reading →
My overall goal with RealWade.com is to be a resource and encouragement to all who take the time to read the posts. Much of what I write will be geared toward marriage and parenting because those two things consume much of my life. However you will find a little bit of everything including running and […] Continue reading →
Over the last few months I have wanted to get back into blogging for multiple reasons but I knew that I needed to have a purpose if I was going to do it. Initially the drive to blog was to hold myself accountable to learning and sharing what I learn. I believe strongly that when […] Continue reading →