Guest Blogger

I love this imperfect theme. So when Jan asked me to guest blog on her spot I was so excited, because not only am I an imperfect mom, but an imperfect wife, friend, therapist…

First, I looked up the definition of perfect, and I found among other definitions, “entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings.” Next, I looked up imperfect and found “incomplete, and underdeveloped.” And then I realized this described not only me, but everyone. After all, we live in an broken world, and we are all on a journey, hopefully toward wholeness, healing, and completeness. Maybe this is why I became a therapist, to help people on their journey and… to help me, too.

So let me just say thank you for allowing me to be part of your day, and remember, we are each imperfect in some way. This path we travel includes many hills and valleys, yet we must learn to love and accept ourselves and others in this process.

“The virtue of true love is not finding the perfect person, but loving the imperfect person perfectly.” anonymous

Trish Rohani, MA, is a Marriage and Family Therapist in the Portland metro area.
website: patriciarohani.com .

6 responses to “Guest Blogger”

  1. Jan

    Hi Trish,
    Thanks for sharing today.

  2. Andrea Parker

    I think we are perfect in our imperfections!

  3. Jan

    Hi Andrea,

    Well said, Andrea!

  4. Alice

    Ah, Trish… "perfect" has an old meaning: to be complete, to be fulfilled. This meaning is still evident in the meaning of the perfect verb tenses, denoting action or state of being that is completed or has the promise of completion, e.g., he has wished, he had wished, he will have wished. Knowing this meaning helps me understand the words of Jesus: "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:48) I am completed, I am fulfilled because Christ dwells within me. He makes me complete. He fulfills all I lack. And in Him, I am complete–perfect. :)

  5. Jennifer Gregory

    Great post! I needed to read that today.

  6. Jan

    Alice,
    Thanks for adding that! That makes a lot of sense.

    JG, hugs to you!

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