Dealing with Tragedy as a Parent

I learned very quickly when I became a parent that it didn’t come with any kind of owner’s manual. It’s just as well, like most other guys I rarely read the instructions anyway so I probably would have just thrown the manual in the parent’s glove box and then complain because I didn’t know what I was doing. There are times though that I wish I did have a manual, it would make things a whole lot easier.

My wife Trina and I have five children; four daughters and a son. We hadn’t planned on having a large family but powers much higher than our own felt we needed to be blessed raising these kids. Throughout their lives Trina and I have attempted to teach them right from wrong and prepare them for the inevitable time when they would go out on their own.

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