Birthday Boy

When you have a blended family with a mom and dad, 6 children, and 3 grandchildren, birthdays are going to come on a regular basis.  This weekend was no exception with Keaton, Victoria’s son, turning 3.  Debi, my oldest daughter, flew in from Chicago for the celebration.  My children all decided to meet up at Scottsdale Fashion Square to get something to eat.  Have you ever tried to do a consensus on where to eat with 8 opinionated people (well Keaton who is three is exempt as he could care less where to eat–just give him french fries).

What happened next was a miracle.  I remembered Johnny Rockets and suggested we go there for supper.  I got no negative responses.  Even my picky daughter who is very selective in her eating habits didn’t wince when I made the suggestion.  As you can see in the picture we have some real clowns in our family and Carter’s friend Louis participated in the fun experience.


What was so wonderful to me is that with all the activities that are represented by the people in the picture, each put a priority on getting together and being a part of family.  It’s all about relationships.  Family relationships.  Friend relationships.

On this journey, take time to connect with your family.  Put your family as a priority.  It’s the only family that you have.

About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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