It was three o’clock in the morning when my wife woke me up.
“It’s time to go to the birthing center.”
“What? Like, right now?” (In my defense, it was a week before my wife’s due date.)
“Yes, now. Things are getting serious.”
She wasn’t wrong. Our second daughter, Arwyn, was born just a couple hours later.
It's fun to reminisce about holiday traditions from our childhood, isn't it? But if you're like me, while you might look back on all of those traditions fondly as an adult, there were probably some that you looked forward to much more than others as a young child.
I'll put it this way: the 8-year-old version of Ansen was way more excited about getting presents and candy than going to church or reading Bible passages. My mindset was to get through the boring stuff so that we could get to the good stuff. I'm pretty sure I wasn't alone.
Yeah, I know the Olympics are over. But I haven't quite accepted it yet. Last night I got home after doing the Drive-Home show and instinctively grabbed the remote, only to have it dawn on me that the Closing Ceremony had already wrapped up the Sochi Games the night before.
I'm an Olympic junkie, I confess. The human-interest stories, learning about the culture of the host country, and the incredible athleticism on display all draw me in. But more than anything, I just enjoy watching obscure sports get their chance in the limelight once every four years. I think I've caught about every minute of coverage with the help of my DVR, though there were certainly some events that I deemed more "boring" than others and only watched out of the corner of my eye.
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