The Dawson’s Creek An alumnus who shares children Olivia, 11, Joshua, 10, Annabel, 8, Emilia, 6, Gwendolyn, 4, and Jeremiah8.3 months with my wife Kimberly Van Der Beek“None of our fathers are perfect,” wrote the author. We were not raised by fathers who were perfect. We are all imperfect.

He continued, “I feel like the best we can do is show up, as fully and consistently as we possibly can… and have the courage to listen with an open heart to where we’ve misunderstood, misstepped, or just flat-out missed an opportunity for connection. Then… we’ll have exemplified for our children a growth process that’ll allow them to evolve with patience, self-love, and forgiveness. Because, no matter how much we love them… they won’t go through life perfect, either.”

James shared, “#HappyFathersDay” to dads who are learning and continually pushing their limits. And to my dad… thanks for the example.”