Sometimes the storms of life beat particularly fiercely upon us, and sometimes life is calm. I'm grateful for the Gospel perspective that gives meaning and a frame of reference to all that we experience.
I'm an absent-minded professor type of person, a deep thinker, creative, a bit messy but don't like being that way, a bit overweight but am working on that one, too, insightful, of a keen intellect, and sensitive but strong. Have mostly raised my 3 daughters alone. 2 of 3 think I'm a good dad. I'm a nice guy even while drawing the line of not allowing things that violate gospel standards in my home or life, within reason. We're drowning in filth so it's impossible to avoid completely.
I feel that experience has taught me to slowly develop a friendship. It's difficult to truly get to know one another and our children from afar, and all involved are of equal importance, but sometimes the only option. I've always been active and committed to the gospel.