I am 34 years old! Today is a day for counting blessings and thinking about the great people in my life and most importantly the Lord’s goodness towards me and my family.

The highlights of the past year were celebrating Judah turning 3, Hosea turning 2, and that our beautiful daughter Avah was born. We also celebrated 9 years of marriage! We were fortunate to have been employed through the terrible COVID-19 pandemic and the bonus for me was that we realized how toxic negativity was and started to encourage one another to not think that way anymore.

I also stepped into a “management” role at work and have really been challenged to grow through the experience. I celebrate the team I’m on and the individuals I get to work with every day. It’s an adjustment to think of success through the lens of helping team members but it’s interesting and I look forward to learning more.

Besides our family and work, the last year was a great challenge. Lauren and I contracted covid and sadly lost Lauren’s father and my grandfather to the virus. All plans were thrown out and motivations were low.

In the next year, I hope to grow deeper relationships and be better at understanding others. I look forward to a year filled with positive thoughts and friends who uplift. I hope to spend many hours with family and have more fun.

If you’ve been reading while I was 33 wait till you see me at 34 🙂

Previously: 32, 33

16 thoughts on “34

  1. Happy Birthday, brother.

    Thanks for your friendship and being there. I’m sorry to hear about Lauren’s dad and your grandfather.

    I also didn’t realise your family contracted the virus. 😞

    It’s uplifting to read about your overall positivity in this post. Gives me something to practice for sure!


  2. Happy Blessed Birthday Dwain

    Having you as our eldest son is one great honour and blessing from God, our Heavenly Father.

    You are so amazingly blessed with Lauren, Judah, Hosea and Avah. We celebrate you as our son.
    We wish you well with great health, great ability and capacity to be an inspiration and leadership to develop those around you.

    Winning people is more important than winning arguments.

    Dad and Ma


  3. Happy birthday 2 an amazing nephew. You laugh so easily u smile are gorgeous U do understand why Lauren fell in love with u. I a. So oroud w be u aunt. Stay so humble and kind. U amazing and proud father. I will watch the space. Hae an awesome day🎉🎊🎈🎁🍨🍧🍭🍰🥧


  4. My love it’s such a honor to be your partner and see you grow as a man and leader. I think you were born a great husband and father lol. Thank you for challenging me to be better. Thank you for always leading our family back to Jesus and keeping Him at the centre. You are the biggest blessing and in the words of Judah this morning when he wished you -“you are just the best papa”!:)


  5. Happy birthday my friend. May the past year be the worst you ever see, the next your best ever, and every one after it better than the one before it 🙂


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