Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectly imperfect,  sounds like an oxymoron,  right?  True,  but beneath the surface it means a great deal more to me.

When I tried to come up with a word or phrase that describes my family,  more specifically,  my three boys on the Autism Spectrum,  I came up with perfectly imperfect.

My family is far from perfect.  Having said that,  who’s really is? 
Even the most typical of families has their problems.  Granted,  most aren’t dealing with the same struggles that we are. 

Sometimes,  people think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence,  but I think you’d be surprised. 

Life for the Lost and Tired family is beyond stressful and overwhelming.  We experience setback quite often. However,  we also experience victories,  maybe not big ones but a victory, regardless of its size, feels awesome.

If I must spend my life in the trenches,  fighting for everything we need and every little baby step forward,  I can’t image doing that with anyone besides my family.

True,  I would love to remove the challenges life has given to my wife and kids.  However,  I know that I can’t, at least at this point in time. 

My family’s struggles have taught me to appreciate so much,  the little things in life.  Every hug and kiss I receive from my kids is so filled with love and I can feel that.

My time as the head of the Lost and Tired family has taught me many things. I’ve experienced the pain and heartache of loss.  I’ve experienced the frustration of setback and bad news far more often than anything else.

With that said,  as a family,  we ways pull through together in the end, sometimes by the skin of our teeth. 

I honestly don’t know if I could do this with any other family.  There is something about my family that while not perfect,  is a perfect match for me and I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world.

That is why I say that my family is perfectly imperfect.

This has been posted to WordPress via Galaxy S2 Epic Touch 4G by Samsung, without the use of proper editing tools.

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