Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong….or will it?

Murphy’s Law.
My name...My life...My story.
According to Wikipedia
Murphy’s law is an adage that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”.
Having lived my whole life with “Murphy” as my last name it was always easy for our family to chalk up any stroke of bad luck to Good ol “Murphy’s Law!” As a kid we had a boat that appropriately displayed the phrase proudly on the stern and wouldn’t you know it…the boat caught on fire! I would venture to say that if my Dad could go back in time he might have thought differently on the name of that boat. That boat spent more time out of the water than in the water! Interestingly the phrase actually derives from a 1877 report by Alfred Holt who was part of an engineering society. see below for more from Wikipedia.
It is found that anything that can go wrong at sea generally does go wrong sooner or later, The human factor cannot be safely neglected in planning machinery. If attention is to be obtained, the engine must be such that the engineer will be disposed to attend to it.[1]
However, my goal of this blog lies in the hope that one day “Murphy’s Law” will have a whole new meaning and it will be a common phrase used in the World of Adoption and more specifically in its relation to the term “Birth Father”
I have decided to start this blog because there is a boy out there who has a Daddy or “Birth Father” that he has yet to meet. Not because of his decision and definitely not because of my decision. In fact, up until about 45 days ago I never even knew I had a son. How could this be you ask? Great question, please let me tell you…..


7 Comments on “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong….or will it?”

  1. rockies73 April 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    Nice start.

  2. Jenna Hatfield May 2, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    I will be following your story intently. I love the name, though I wish this whole thing wasn’t needed.

    • amurphy17 May 2, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

      Thanks Jenna and thanks for your help in getting me started.

  3. McKenzie May 3, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    Four years ago, my brother was in the exact same position you are in now. It was and continues to be a wrenching time for my family and absolutely heartbreaking for him. You will be in my thoughts.

  4. I_am May 7, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    I am a first father and blogger, and would like very much to quote and link to your blog. Unfortunately it appears I cannot contact you directly, so I’m here instead. Please contact me at your earliest convenience so we can discuss the details and make sure you’re comfortable with how you would be represented.

    Thank you for stepping forward and sharing your story. There are so few resources available to us that every one REALLY counts.

    • amurphy17 May 7, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

      Thank you and as a side note I emailed you. I would love to speak with you. Take care.

  5. Jaime July 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    I will also be following your story…and look forward to your updates. Hope you’re doing well!

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