Good News: I Have an Amazing Wife!

Personal Reflections

Today is Amanda’s birthday (I won’t tell you which one). The bad news is that I didn’t get to see her. The good news is that is because she is studying in Lebanon for the […]

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Another Teenager

Personal Reflections

Today another teenager was added to the family. Justus is now thirteen years old and enters a new chapter of his life. It seems like only yesterday that we brought this tint baby home from […]

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Good News: The Big Birthday Happened

Good News

Last week, I blogged about my birthday party. Although my party was last Saturday, my actual birthday was this past week on the Tuesday. It is funny to note that I stressed out to turn […]

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Reflections on Turning Fifty

Stephen Bedard

For some people, turning fifty years old is a traumatic event. It has not been that bad for me, even though I have talked a lot about it. I am thankful for the experiences I […]

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Top Fifty For Fifty

Top Fifty

As I have been preparing to turn fifty years old, I have been doing a series of top five lists that have been connected with different areas of interest. Here is the compiled list of […]

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Good News: The Best Party Ever

Good News

It has been many years since I had a birthday party. Until last night. My wife Amanda threw my the most amazing party to celebrate my fiftieth birthday. It really was overwhelming, in a good […]

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Good News: Sweet Sixteen!

Good News

Although her birthday is not for a couple more days, we had the kids for a visit yesterday so that we could celebrate Abby’s sixteenth birthday. It is hard to believe Abby is turning sixteen. […]

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Good News: Perhaps Pushing 50

Good News

As I write this, it is the night before my 49th birthday. Typically I have described myself as pushing 40… from the other direction… with a running start. Perhaps it is time to admit that […]

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Good News: A Joyful Visit

Good News

As I write this, it is two days before our daughter Abby’s fifteenth birthday. It is hard to believe she is well into her teens. It feels like only yesterday she was our little baby. […]

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Good News: A Great Birthday

Good News

Normally, I don’t make a big deal of birthdays. While I reflect on a new year of life, I don’t expect much in terms of celebrations. However, this was one of the most enjoyable birthdays […]

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Amazing (Emma) Grace

Today finishes off our season of birthdays for our children. Last month we had three birthdays and today is now Emma’s birthday. As I have mentioned before, our three youngest are not our biological children. […]

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Gotta Have Faith!

Personal Reflections

Our month of birthdays continues. Already this month, two of my sons and my dog have had birthdays. Today is my daughter Faith’s birthday. One of the interesting things about Faith is when she came […]

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Hitting the Double Digits

Having just celebrated one son’s birthday, it is time to celebrate another. Today is our son Justus’ tenth birthday. His story is just as amazing as Logan’s. After our first two children were diagnosed with […]

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Birthday Reflections

Yesterday I turned 47. That is not a major birthday, as I am saving my anxiety for 50. Having said that, this happens to be a turning point in my life. In less than a […]

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Birthday Reflections

Today is my 46th birthday. My personality would lead me to look back on my life. However, I am making a choice to look to the future. I have decided to make some goals for […]

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Happy Birthday Abby!

Although we celebrated it last night, today is my daughter’s twelfth birthday. Abby has kept our life interesting from day one. To say that she is strong-willed is a huge understatement. The fact that we […]

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Happy Birthday Amanda!

Today is Amanda’s (?)th birthday! I continue to be amazed by this woman. She is an incredible wife and mother. Just yesterday, Justus reminded me that he prefer’s Mother’s Day to Father’s Day because moms […]

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