Why Now?

Why start a blog? Why do it now? Easy, there is no time like the present. At the risk of quoting myself: “To mean to do something, without action, is meaningless.” This is a line that came to me while I was preparing my mother’s funeral eulogy, for her funeral on May 1st of 2019. To be perfectly honest, I haven’t felt like preparing many things since then.

I’ve always thought New Year’s Day was an extremely overrated holiday, but this year was different. 2019 was a full year. Tons of joy, excitement, changes, challenges and tremendous sadness. When the calendar turned to 2020, I felt a weird pull to go do something good and share my story, really our story as a family.

I consider myself the most blessed person I know. I have an amazing wife (Michelle) four incredible children (Trent, Lydia, Matea and Malix). All kids change your life, but Malix REALLY changed our life. Malix was born on November 2, 2016. Just so happens the Cubs won the World Series that day!!! It also just so happens he has Down Syndrome. It also just so happens he needed a major heart surgery shortly after birth.

The past 3 years have been challenging, stressful, but incredible. I want to use this blog to process it all and share some insightful, funny, crazy stories along the way.

Please follow below and I promise you the content will be enjoyable, insightful and maybe a little bit funny.

12 thoughts on “Why Now?

  1. I can tell you as I get older I don’t remember as much anymore. For the life of me I can’t picture Bethany’s college graduation ceremony though I know was there. And I don’t remember what you said exactly as your moms funeral. But I do remember how impressed and touched I was with your eulogy. What I remember is how I felt and thinking you had a good way with words. I look forward to your future blogs. Thanks dear Tom!

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  2. Love this! I will be following you! Each chapter, life lesson, the ups and the downs, and definitely the struggles (esp of those we lose) take us to new places. Knowing yours and pulling them to mine will be amazing. Life. Friends. Family…. they all take us on a journey. 🙏🏼

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  3. Such a wonderful project for the new year Tom. I look forward to reading the next installment of your journey. Blessings!!! 💕


  4. Tom you are one of most genuine people I have ever met. I feel blessed to call you a friend. I will be along for the ride every week. Hopefully someday in person. Thank you for being a shining example of what a human being should be.


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