Hey there, and welcome! I’m Andrew.
I might be introduced in the title as “OMG, you have to see this!” or “The wait is FINALLY at a end”. Some crazy headline that references the fact that Larisha never thought I would write a post. I’m sure I’ll be just short of a pillow and blanket on the couch once she realizes how long it actually took me to write a post (3 years). So let me start here by saying this– I love you babe, and I am now at a position in my life where I can start to contribute to the blog.
Ok… I am the other half of We’re Parents! I wanted to start by giving you sort of a brief about me page.
I’m from Camden, New Jersey, I’m about 86% sure I’m Jamaican, you do not want to know the things I’ll do for a solid peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and people say I look like Cliff Paul (what do you think??)
So, Camden can best be compared to Beverly Hills. As often as you would see a nice car in Beverly Hills, you would see a cop or an ambulance in Camden. The sirens lit up the streets like disco balls. This city has been only rated #1 most dangerous neighborhood in America like 50 times. So growing up in such a tough place made me a very private person. I was always being put down, treated different, even looked over (well, I guess I am only 5’ 7″). But making it out of the hood was the first beautiful thing that ever happened to me.
I touched down in Morgantown, West Virginia in 2005. I met the alluring, freckled, country bumpkin, you know as Larisha. I spent the next 4 years trying to get this women to notice me (this city kid had to learn how to square dance.. geez). Till this day she will tell you she would have never thought I wanted to be with her. Little does she know I’m really the lucky one. I get to go to bed ever night thanking the Lord for such a wonderful and awesome cook…
No, I really do thank the Lord for such an amazing woman I couldn’t dream of (as far as the cooking, it could use some seasoning).
If I am allowed to post again I’m sure the next post will be “How to maximize your comfort when sleeping on the couch”.
Lastly, the unparalleled tranquil moment of becoming a parent in 2012 change so much about me. Really, my whole lifestyle. How I see things. How I react to situations. How I go through my thought processes. Suddenly, my whole purpose felt different. I felt lost, but yet found at the same time. I had no questions. Just a mission. To be the best Father I can be.
… And that is how this came about. With this blog I want to dig deep, guide, and mentor while learning about life and what makes the world turn in parenting shoes, then simplifying our families journey for everyone else to enjoy.
I other words, I will be writing, taking pictures and and providing insight on content for you to enjoy.
Thank you so much for visiting!