- Make It A Home
- The Grief Journal
- An Evolving Life
- Our Story
I met the love of my life when I was 27 years old. Heather and I married and began a beautiful and incredibly blessed life together. Through grad school, home buying, full-time work as a couple and family therapist (me) and a pediatric physical therapist (her), we also added three gorgeous, incredible little human beings to our family. Then, just nine years after finding each other, our world was rocked by a violent and deadly breast cancer invading Heather’s body. One year later, our little family was thoroughly devastated when we lost her.
Since then, the kids and I have continued through life striving to embrace authentic grief, and yet also know joy in each other and gratitude for life. As a single parent I breathe through each day knowing I have Heather’s full blessing upon my efforts to raise genuinely empathetic and appreciative children. Also with Heather’s encouragement, and in effort to be publicly authentic, I have chosen to share what our little family formerly embraced peacefully and privately, and talk openly about being a gay man.
Here is where I share some of the joy I have in offering my best gifts to my children, which include designing and creating a home that feels safe and full of meaning for them. This site is also where you will find the story of our great love, and incredible grief; of the experience of being homosexual, a widower, a single parent, a former Mormon, and a flawed but ever growing human being. This is the story of me; a daddy evolving.