Father Matthew - the Disneyland Dad

My wife and I have been married for about 14.5 years, and while I the details of our life together before children is a little sketchy I do definitely recall, excepting the laundry which I botched a lot early in our marriage, there being a shared burden of tasks. I did a lot of cooking, tried to vacuum now and again, left my socks around to keep us on our toes. We also were able to spend a lot of time together, and enjoy one another on little weekend trips throughout Indiana (essentially the only place we’ve lived together without children) which was pretty neat. And we were also both wage earners! But once Adeline came, and I started seminary at Nashotah House Jenny was a “stay at home mom” who also worked for the school every other afternoon. And that’s when the traveling started. There were trips to Quincy to meet with the Bishop, a trip to Chicago to sign the Jerusalem Statement, multiple-day stay overs in Sheboygan for pastoral practicums. These were some great experiences. But I was the only one who experienced them.Continue reading