• Two years ago, my 20 year marriage was in ruins, my husband was verbally abusive, drinking secretly again and addicted to porn, my teenage sons were miserable and suicidal, and I was on antidepressants. Today, our marriage is healed and wonderful, my husband has overcome his addictions, my sons are happy and their relationship with their dad is healing more everyday.
  • Met a man at an addiction recovery center who, at one of his recent appointments with his HIV specialist, was declared AIDS free after 20 years, leaving his doctor speechless.
  • I was pregnant with twins and had what we all thought was a complete miscarriage. At my final ultrasound we found I still had one living baby. 7 months later my son was born!
  • I have a husband who has stayed by my side for 16 years while I struggle with mental illness.
  • I shouldn’t have enough money to buy diapers or household needs after daycare is paid for… Somehow I always do.
  • Today is the second anniversary of my husband ridding his life of alcohol.
  • In 1944, the blood of strangers saved my grandfather; on Valentine’s Day last year, it saved me.
  • Through the love and selflessness of two incredible woman, i am a mother to two beautiful, perfect little girls!
  • I went in for surgery to remove some tumors, when they opened me up, the tumors were gone.
  • I was given a month to live. It’s now been over a year and I am cancer free.
  • A family was saved when the father put them in the car and outran the tornado which obliterated their home seconds later.
  • Doctor to me when I was 24 weeks pregnant: Your son has severe birth defects and if he survives birth, will likely live only a few days or hours. You should “terminate this pregnancy.” Today: Son has IQ of 138 and is doing schoolwork two grades ahead of his chronological peers.
  • I was able to forgive.
  • Mistook a stranger for someone who’d earned my ire and yelled at him in a cafe. Now he’s my husband.
  • I am no longer an addict. I did it for myself without the help of a group or support.
  • I have overcome epilepsy and chronic sleep apnea.
  • The “always-open” door to the roof of the office building was locked the day I went up there to throw myself off.
  • I am alive and happy for the first time ever. Turns out depression is not a death sentence.
  • I saw my dad make a penny come out of my ear. He was a magician and always did the impossible.
  • I saw my mother rise up, after years of verbal and physical abuse and say, “Not one more day.”
  • Lost a phone on the ski slopes in Utah, and 10 days later it appeared in our mailbox in California. (no envelope, just the phone sitting in our mailbox).
  • I lost my glasses in the ocean. An hour later I came back to the beach and my glasses rolled in on the next wave and landed at my feet.
  • I came in the door with an $800 car repair bill and found my husband opening an $800 tax rebate check.
  • My mother in law was told she could never have children. Today she is the proud mother of 14 kids.
  • My grandmother and uncle survived the Holocaust by hiding in the forest for years, all so that I could have a good life here.
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    Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 1.4 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!