Monday, December 02, 2013

A First

 A First for anything is always the most remembered… except when you’re turning One.  The excitement of presents, the people, all the kisses and cake – a day when singing and candles suddenly, if not magically, come alive with all the faces brimming at you.  It’s a shame that he’ll never remember the love and attention given that day; but his parents will.  A first birthday is a milestone.  No longer counting by months by but a digit; a start of many sorts.  The number One is really the first recognized value of a string of many values to come.  No one considers Zero as a beginning.  In fact, many probably consider it as an end. We have so much to value in the years to come - Everything of value to me: my friends, my family, my love and now my Number 1.  I'm a fan to all and many but Little E, you're my boy - My First.
Congrats my little man for turning 1.  It was a great party (Your parents always throw great party’s) – You’ll have many people in your life to make incredible lasting friends with.  Just remember, it’s not how much time you spend with your friends it’s what you do in those moments with them that make life worth exploring. 

Go find all your firsts, stay true to your values.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Three, Seven, Two

Sometimes it isn’t what life brings, it’s why it brings them.  When I was 34 I enjoyed/hated, loved/loathed serial dating and the excitement/loneliness it brought.  Some days I liked the freedom other days I played country singer writing the worlds saddest love songs.  As life happens, when you let it happen and least expect it, Elle pops into view.  One date, one moment - Sometimes that’s all you need.  I won’t describe the best moments in my life afterwards but know she moved in after 3 months and got preggers at 7.  In between there I lost a brother, which I look at my son now as the most beautiful gift he had a hand in divine making. 
In just over the 2 years that have past, life has charmed me for certain.  It got me thinking why life is the way it is.  Is our lives really one long film that destiny, determination and patient persistence unfold into the life you have finally been waiting for?  I‘m positive we’ll all have our moments to shine and shake the world around us to do great things.  But now I’m even more certain that choosing to live a life of giving and gratefulness while willingly to enjoy uncomfortable circumstances makes for opportunities and empowerment. 

A lot can happen in a little amount of time if you let it. 

Thursday, May 02, 2013

It's bday time again... Come out!

Peeps and hotties,

Fatherhood has it's benefits: parking in "new mother" parking spots at the mall, women opening doors for you (for once) with a smile, being pushed ahead of the line at checkout and, of course, watching this doughy kid smile as he re-discovers 100 times a day the miracle of jamming anything and everything in his mouth.  
Yup, it's good to be a dad.  But there is one thing every newly urban parent wishes to still have: The Freedom to Dance you pants off at the bars.  
So while I have certainly tightened it up a notch on the belt of responsibility, I have decided to toonie coat check the kid at the club and hope to see as many of my peeps and hotties at Everleigh (old Century Room), May 11th.  Booze, booth, and new kicks to hit the D-floor.  

So FB, twitter, fwd email, four square, blog, myspace, physical letter, pigeon... whatever.  Send out the word: Wes is taking the city back for a night!  

Luv ya' all,

Oh, Don't forget to wish Rachelle Happy Mothers day when it hits 12:00am that night!