Article 11 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

I want to uplift you today baby for being a wonderful person that is very needed and loved within our family. You do so much to make everyone else comfortable, the least I can do is try and uplift you as much as possible. The workouts begin today and we will  begin strengthening our bond even more as we both start getting healthier and losing the weight we put on together.20140426_164206

I love you baby and want you to see what I see, if that means that we have to sweat a lot together so that you can see it. So be it we can and will lose it babe.

Love you way more,



Article 9 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

I want praise you baby for finally trying to let help happen. To delegate is priceless, it costs a bit in the beginning but in the end it is worth it. You are working toward piece of mind, knowing that they can do for themselves without that much input from us. I notice tat you are in a constant battle internally about this as well. You will be better for it I think but no one can tell antone how to manage their time it has to be done by them alone. I am uplifting you for trying and praising you for being such a strong woman and other.

Love you way more.



Article 10 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

Karrie laughing one Sunday morning at a joke I told her.
Karrie laughing one Sunday morning at a joke I told her.

I want to uplift and praise you baby for trying to get everything possible that you can fit into a day packed in. You cry about talk about it, talk about it some more.You refuse to take that it is not possible for you to be able to do everything you want to do in a day and still have family time with your sons. It is a wonderful thought but one that drives you mad trying to understand it. It is remarkable that you even try to get this feat accomplished. Most parents would just worry about protecting time for themselves, that is where you are different. I praise you for that, I want to uplift you for making sure that we all are one family unit as many days as humanly possible with our schedule.

Love you baby,



Article 8 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

I want to uplift and praise my wonderful lady today for being a wonderful mother. I know I have said it a couple times already. You are a wonderful person and I enjoy our time we have together. It has been wonderful walking through life with you and just experiencing life with you.

Love you so much,



Article 7 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

Today I want to uplift you for continuing to be a woman around all the fakes and wanna be’s. You hold true to your character fully I have enjoyed watching you come into your own as a woman and as a mom. You are strong when you need to be and a soft place for your guys to land when we need it. You are the epitome of a woman to me.

Love you babe,




Article 6 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

I would like to uplift you today for being a wonderful mom to our boys. They look to us for guidance and leadership and you don’t disappoint them. Keeping their interests in mind and staying open to newer possibilities that may have been overlooked.

I would like to praise you for being my partner in everything and standing with me always.

I love you way more,

Article 4 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife


I want to uplift you today baby for being able to enjoy your vacation. 20140425_155406-e1398638056377-576x1024We have been on a number of vacations where you have never relaxed. I can say this time you relaxed. You deserved it babe. I enjoyed watching you have fun on our vacation.

Hope to see that many more times throughout our years together.

Love you babe,

Restore your Faith In Humanity

This Is Kyle, And He’s About To Restore Your Faith In Humanity

22nd February 2014

The Story Of Kyle

...One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school.  His name was Kyle.  It looked like he was carrying all of his books.  I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on Friday?  He must really be a nerd.”

I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.  As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt.  His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him.  He looked up, and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes.

My heart went out to him.  So I jogged over to him, and as he crawled around looking for his glasses, I saw a tear in his eye.  As I handed him his glasses, I said, “those guys are jerks.  They really should get lives.”  He looked at me and said, “Hey thanks!”  There was a big smile on his face.  It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.

I helped him pick up his books and asked him where he lived.  As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before.  He said he had gone to private school before now.  I would have never hung out with a private school kid before, but we talked all the way home, and I carried his books.

He turned out to be a pretty cool kid.  I asked him if he wanted to play football on Saturday with me and my friends.  He said yes.

We hung out all weekend, and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him.  And my friends thought the same of him.  Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again.  I stopped him and said, “Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books every day!”  He just laughed and handed me half the books.

Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends.  When we were seniors, we began to think about college.  Kyle decided on Georgetown, and I was going to Duke.  I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem.  He was going to be a doctor, and I was going for business on a football scholarship.

Kyle was valedictorian of our class.  I teased him all the time about being a nerd.  He had to prepare a speech for graduation.  I was so glad it wasn’t me having to get up there and speak.

On graduation day, I saw Kyle.  He looked great.  He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school.  He filled out and actually looked good in glasses.  He had more dates than me and all the girls loved him!  Boy, sometimes I was jealous.  Today was one of those days.  I could see that he was nervous about his speech, so I smacked him on the back and said, “Hey, big guy, you’ll be great!”  He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smile.  “Thanks,” he said.

As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began.  “Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years.  Your parents, you teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach—but most your friends.  I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them.  I am going to tell you a story.”  I just looked at my friend in disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met  He had planned to kill himself over the weekend.  He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn’t have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home.  He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile.  “Thankfully, I was saved.  My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable.”

I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment.  I saw his Mom and Dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile.  Not until that moment did I realize its depth.

Never underestimate the power of your actions.  With one small gesture, you can change a person’s life.