Firstborn Spawn

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Today is Jordan’s birthday. He arrived into this world 19 years ago and has continued to delight us with his talent, intelligence and creativity. Since entering college this year as a freshman, I’ve seen him grow by leaps and bounds in confidence, compassion and character. Seeing these things both thrill and scare me as my firstborn starts to spread his wings beyond the walls we have built to keep him safe.


  1. And thus begins that precarious period of parenting in which you totter on the edge of the fence between the land of wishing he’d stop growing up and the land of wishing he’d get his own place already.

    Happy birthday, J! Come up and visit us for a beer or two any time, as you’re now legal where we live.

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