pa170226-225x300Seth in his Daddy’s shoesSometimes there are moments when the whole of life comes together in a moment, an image, an insight and we have a perspective that casts light on the past in a new way. I notice this with my children and grandchildren from time to time.

A few weeks ago, my grandson Seth stood in his father’s shoes. My son was smiling alongside him, and Seth was holding his hand. I was not caught in the past of not having a father do that with me, or lost in the abandonment as I once would have. I was in the present with a father who loves his son, a son who adores his father (and mother) and all was right with the world.