Personal note: My daughter Amaris, my family


I want to share something that my family is dealing with so that I can communicate to you where my mind and heart are at right now and to perhaps, as my wife says, "be a light to the world, to inspire the world through how we deal with life."

My wife and I are pregnant with our second child, another daughter, Amaris. The doctors have been concerned about the baby's size and internals since early on, and two weeks ago tests revealed that Amaris has Trisomy 13, a genetic disorder that brings a lot of serious outcomes with it. (If you'd like to learn more about Trisomy 13, just Google it as I don't want to outline it all here in this venue.)

My wife and I and our families have been spending a lot of time on the road meeting with various specialists. We have different goals for this baby now obviously and we recently learned that the baby's heart and internals are in better shape than the doctors initially thought, but we know that we have to deal with a lot of issues still to come. We pray the baby can hear and see and that it is as healthy as any Trisomy 13 baby the world has ever seen.

I remind you guys often that we each have different demands, talents, wealth, incomes, potential, etc, and that we have to look out over the next 10 or 20 or 30 years when we make investment and trading decisions. We have to have a playbook for our money and our lives as best as we can, but we also have real lives and feelings and dealings that aren't anywhere on the playbook.

I don't know if I'm going to write much more about Amaris and all of this, but I know that you would want to know that my family and I are dealing with this stuff right now. I'll continue to publish and invest and write pretty much like always, but for the next couple months there will indeed be a few more days here and there where I will need to be focused on Amaris and my wife and my family as we work on being lights to the world.

Thanks and love and prayers to you all.







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