The aftermath of a loved one’s death is an extremely difficult period. The grief journey takes time. In my short 12-year career I’ve already received that unfortunate phone call more times than I care to count and cannot imagine having to be the one that makes that call. In my position, the goal is to… Continue reading The Solo Journey After the Loss of a Spouse
My parents had to make the very difficult decision to put the family dog to rest last week, a week that should be dedicated to counting blessings and not filled with sadness. Tia was struggling and while all dog owners (and pet owners in general) know that the day will come, it doesn’t make it… Continue reading R.I.P. Tia
Labor Day weekend in the Werner house is usually centered on the same couple of activities: relaxing with our families, last minute beach getaways and sometimes drag racing. Plus, my wife, Amy’s birthday usually falls somewhere close to Labor Day weekend, so some cake/ice cream usually gets consumed in celebration, in addition to hot dogs… Continue reading A Labor Day Full Of Labor
Last week was the unofficial end of summer for my family. We save our beach vacation for the middle of August, which means that when we return home after a fun week away, it’s back to school time. It’s the fastest week of the year for me; time flew by as we slept in, bummed… Continue reading Haas Beach Week Vacation – Changing Perspectives
Desiree and I just got back from spending four days in Savannah, GA. What a beautiful city full of history, gorgeous sites and amazing food! We thoroughly enjoyed the quaint feel of this place, the pocket parks that are so unique to “city living” and the true feel of Southern hospitality. Oh, and the grits.… Continue reading Lessons from Savannah: Simplicity is Beautiful.