Tag Archives: perfect

the goodness

There is so much bad news in the world.  I have said this before.

So let’s celebrate something good.



Tears of joy


I live each day with a chronic illness.  Even the bad days are pretty darn good.

Embrace the life you have.  It is the only one that you will get.

David has exceeded my expectations.  I don’t expect perfection, in reality none of us is perfect.

I look to the Bible for what it says about perfection.

Ecclesiastes 7:20.

For there is not a iust man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

I am not a biblical scholar.  Can’t claim to be.  In fact, I rarely attend an organized church, largely because I believe that we find God in the world around us, in the loved ones we have in our lives, and in each other.

I believe.  And to me that is more important.

David is full of an energy that I can’t begin to describe.  Most of the time, he handles it well.  Do we get frustrated?  Yes.  Does he?  Yes.  He has even identified when he is beginning to feel hyper and asked for help.  To me, that is the greatest level of progress that he could ever hope to achieve, though I believe that he will continue to change, both in positive ways, and negative ways.

David once asked me if I wanted him to be perfect….

I responded with “no one is perfect.  I don’t expect perfection.  I expect that you will always do your best to be a positive person who tries hard, and doesn’t purposely hurt others.”

Thank you David, for helping me see the kind of person I want to be.  I will try to be a better father to you.

Please know that some days when I am grumpy, it is the pain in my body talking, not necessarily me being upset with you.


and to T.  Happy 16th Birthday.

You bring joy to our lives each and every day, just by being the person that you are, and the man you are growing up to be.