You may have noticed the new badge on the sidebar of this site that identifies me as a “Storyteller” at A Deeper Story. I’ve recently joined their writing crew, which consists of some fabulous folks, including Sarah Bessey, Melissa Greene, Mihee Kim-Kort, Nish Weiseth and many others (lots of phenomenal women writers, and they’re working on getting some more male voices into the conversation).
I’m excited to participate in their community and on their site, and looking forward to some writing that will focus more on storytelling. I decided that instead of wading quietly in, I’d just dive into the deep end, so my first post at A Deeper Story is entitled “Father of 3, 1 Living“, in which I share with that community some of our story of losing Micah and Judah.
Below is an excerpt from my first post.
Do I tell them or not? C’mon Adam, think quickly. Is it worth getting into this now? Are they someone who needs to know? Are they just making small talk, or do you think they genuinely care about you and your life?
These are the questions that go through my mind when I get into a conversation with someone when I’m out with Caleb (my 14 month old son), and they eventually ask, “Is this your first?”
You see, Caleb is not our first child. He’s our third son. But he’s the only one that’s living.
And if someone is innocently asking a question about your child, the real answer can be a bit of a downer…
And yet, that is our life. That is our reality. That is our grief and our joy.