Steven Lonis-Shumate

The Least Among Them

The Least Among Them

Two years ago, on my birthday, my sister posted a picture of me from my early years of college when I had really long hair. This was the first time I can remember that she acknowledged my birthday. I can’t recall everything that she wrote in the post. I’m sure it said happy birthday and such, but what I am quite sure about is it included the words:

‘growing up is hard to do.’

In Things Both Big and Small

In Things Both Big and Small

Last October, I loaded the boys and and one of our daughters into the car and we struck out for a big event happening downtown. Little did I know at the time that I would get stuck in traffic, be forced to park nearly a mile away, and have to walk with our baby in the carrier and our four year old in the stroller through construction and traffic just to see the spectacle. 

The closer we got to downtown area the more excited we got.