about three months before preston was born my mother-in-law told me that after the baby was born life would become a whole lot simpler for me.
in that (brief) moment, i wondered whether she was certifiable.
but, as preston begins his fifth month of life i must confess that my mother-in-law was right. since preston entered our life i've realized that obsessing about my personal story is far less important, and much less fulfilling, than wholly investing myself in his story, the narrative of my marriage, the life of my community and the reconciling mission of my God.
so life has become a bit simpler. i'll drink to that.