June 21, 2010

It's All Relative

I quietly slid onto the pew next to a family at church that had a three year old daughter and an infant son.

I waved the finger-wave to the little girl, when her eyes lit up and she got a huge smile on her face and said with conviction and enthusiasm,"Happy Father's Day!!"

My heart couldn't help but melt as I felt the sincerity of her naive, innocent greeting, so I smiled back and with genuine gratitude said, "Thank you!"  She beamed.

How did she know that I had tried to fill that role as a divorced mother many  times?
Unsuccessfully of course.

But what I truly felt was that to her, I looked like someone who was worthy of receiving recognition on Father's Day!

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