I, too, am in conflict with the future dad I am (often) failing to become. Coping with the idea that I will never be the “super-dad” who is able to keep work and play and wife and kids and everything else in perfect equilibrium is something with which I constantly struggle. There are moments when I feel less than helpless and more than pathetic as a parent. And I absolutely cannot stand those moments.
“Indeed, we have all received grace upon grace from his fullness.” (John 1:16)