It was such a joy to show my son mercy; I almost couldn’t wait to do it. If he only knew how epically his dad and I have failed and how many times regret and shame threatened to take us under. I needed him to know my love for him went so far beyond the boundaries of “behaving.” We’re for you, kid. I wanted to show him that in our family, we mess up, we fess up, we own up, and we make up. It’s just that simple. Failure is not a deal-breaker in this house.