Father’s Day musings: 2020 edition

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Familia Martinez

Another Father’s Day is here and my thoughts turn to my experiences as a father. I like to think I’m better at it than when I first started, but regrets over the many mistakes I’ve made as a father get in the way of embracing that concept.

It’s become a Father’s Day tradition over the past couple of years to jot down some insights and lessons I’ve learned as a father of four. Here’s this year’s list.Read More »

Another year of Father’s Day musings

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The offspring, not The Offspring.

This year is my twenty-eighth Father’s Day from the father’s side of the celebration. I haven’t been able to commemorate it from the son’s side since 2007. I miss my dad and look forward to seeing him again in the future.

Last year, I compiled a list of musings about fatherhood that expressed how I felt about some of the questions, challenges, and experiences I’ve had as the father of four children. This year, I’m adding to that list.

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Where in the world…?

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Where are you right now?

It’s pretty easy to answer this question, right? I mean, worst case, you might need to look at a map or your phone to find the answer, but most of the time, you’re clearly aware of where you are at any given time during the day. Your internal navigation system keeps you centered and aware of where you are and where you’re going as you tend to the everyday affairs of life.Read More »

Returned Missionary: Early to Home, Pt. 5

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The following is the fifth, and final, in a multi-part series. I hope that something from my experiences will help those who find themselves in the same situation, dealing with the challenges that come with an earlier-than-expected return from a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I think all parties involved in this situation — including family and friends — can benefit from the experiences shared here.Read More »