There’s A Thin Line Between…
Never giving up & drowning in insanity by doing the same thing and expecting different results.
How do we know when to do one or the other? Life will teach you so much, but it’s the foundations we build for ourselves that will guide us to hopefully make the right choices.
There’s A Thin line Between…
Nurturing & Conditioning.
‘Of course I will support my child if he chooses another route later, but there’s nothing wrong in giving him a strong foundation. Anyone can benefit from solid literacy.My wife and I both come from poverty, waiting as long as we could to have Journey before her biological clock said it’s now or never. I’m American who couldn’t meet income limits to take her home seventeen years ago when we were married due to the fact that my disability payments were too low. (I’m totally blind in one eye, legally blind in the other, Acute Retinal Necrosis) So I just went on fighting year after year to try and make our lives better in this Third World country of the Philippines, every single day of the week, month, year, giving it everything before my one working eye strains out for the night.The one thing I can pass on to my child is my passion, and for judgmental people who come from privilege compared to us, if they fail to see this is my son’s best shot at breaking the cycle, screw ’em. I will never apologize for trying my damndest to help my son escape this, giving him the head start he needs to truly have a great chance at doing so.’
There’s A Thin Line Between..
Opportunity & Adversity.
Although at times it can seem ever-so-thick!
Daddy has been working so hard trying to prepare for you, trying to find sponsorships, marketing gigs, etc. But with my very limited vision I can only do so much in a day, always nervous to push it too far and lose what remaining sight I have left. But I have no choice but to keep veering towards the edge, as I still don’t even have your essentials, let alone the cost for your delivery.
For nearly seventeen years I tried not to have you born in this Third World country that is the native land of your mother’s, but now that you’ll be here in just 10-12 weeks the fight has turned to having you born in a decent hospital. But daddy still doesn’t know how he’s going to come up with the $1000 for a regular delivery or the $1700 if mommy requires a C-Section.
So why does daddy say there’s a thin line between opportunity & adversity when he has faced the latter all his life, with the gap feeling as though it were wider than the largest sea? (Being the Pacific Ocean. Ironically bordering my state of birth, California!)
Because I’m an optimist by nature, and therefore know that things can change at any moment. The right pair of eyes can lay upon us and grant that priceless gift of opportunity. One just never knows when it’s right around the corner.
And so we keep fighting for it.
And so we walk the line.