Sitting on my nightstand is a Christmas card with a picture of a German Shepherd laying in the snow.A simple card to mean as much as it does. I see a promise not of something perfect because nothing ever is but of something that could be great in spite of the imperfections. There are some things that need to be sorted out before it can go past where it is now but those are worked on. So until then I wait and pull together some of the things which will probably come in handy at a later point. One of the things my disability has taught me, sometimes the hard way, is patience. So I wait and every time I see that card I smile.