Happy Birthday, Dad.

Dad, I hope you’re having a great birthday and enjoying another year of life. I hope you had a chance to take a nice ride on your bike and relax. I miss you and wish you many more years to come. Rich

Two Months After Surgery

Two Months After Surgery   Well it’s been over two months since I had weight loss surgery and I’m down 63 lbs. Not bad, eh? Here’s a current picture.     And in case you need a reminder, here’s what I looked like before the surgery, wearing the same shirt.   I’m so happy with…

What A Great Weekend!

Thank you to all who visited my blog over the weekend! I’m getting great feedback from visitors and I am very excited to write some more. Stay tuned!   Rich

WELCOME

Welcome to my blog! I’m the Grumpy Dad, and I dedicate this blog to all my fellow grumpy dads. You may be wondering where the “Grumpy Dad” comes from. Well, I’m a man who carries wounds from the past. These wounds are mainly from childhood and by the grace of God, I have been able…

Road To Health

That’s me someday soon But, this is me now. Actually, this was me a few months ago weighing in at around 330-340 pounds and standing at 6’2”. I’ve struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. Even as an athlete in my younger years it was easy for me to gain weight. It’s hereditary…

Healing the Wounds

  This is a huge driving force in the creation of my blog because unhealed wounds are why I’m a grumpy dad once in awhile. When a man carries his wounds without seeking healing, the pain becomes too much to handle and eventually he explodes. This “explosion”, if you will, can be a loss of temper in front…

Fatherhood

  I love being a dad. Next to serving Christ, it’s one of the greatest things I’ll do on Earth. I have four boys that are so cool and funny, and they bring out the best in me. As hard as it can be sometimes, fatherhood has been the most rewarding vocation I’ve ever had. Nothing can compare…

Faith

  One recurring theme you’ll see, one which is also the foundation of this blog, is my love for my Roman Catholic faith. Words will never fully describe just how much my faith means to me and how it has helped me to survive. I am so excited to share with you stories of my conversion, falling away,…