On Becoming Parents

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This article just went live on The High Calling today. I wrote it one morning shortly after we found out we were going to have a baby.

I want to do more of this kind of writing — more essay writing about life — so let me know what you think.

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The Best Way to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Every Valentine’s Day for the past four years, Ashley and I have spent the holiday with friends. This is the very best way to celebrate it, in our experience. And I can’t see us doing it any other way.

We do it right — dress up and go to some place fancy, indulge in the most amazing food we can find, usually stay up late and sleep in the next morning. We always end the evening with a molten chocolate cake (we insist on this, even if it’s not on the menu).

It’s a wonderful time of conversation, catching up, and enjoying life together. For us, Valentine’s Day is not about romance; it’s about friendship. After years of being married, I’m realizing how important this is.

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