I just spent my weekend meeting my future son-in-law. It was a great weekend and if you would have asked me to predict this ten years ago, I simply would not have done it.
Fifteen years ago I was “living the dream”. I had a great job and a wonderful blended family with my second wife. Then I ran afoul of the law and on a February evening my youngest daughter and only blood offspring was taken from our home. She would be basically out of our lives for the next seven or so years because of my addictions and mistakes.
And now, she brought her fiancé to meet the family. Her older sister is in the bridal party. She wants our help in planning the ceremony. Oh yeah, and Dear Ol’ Dad is walking his baby girl down the aisle.
Life gets messy. This isn’t a maybe statement, it’s pretty much the law. But it also gets beautiful when we walk the right path. My road hasn’t been easy, but my recovery and my faith have brought me to places I never thought I’d see. Keep hanging on through the hard times and the low moments and…