Thursday, November 26, 2015
This week my parents visited for Thanksgiving. It is always great to spend time with my parents, but this visit was exceptionally great because of my son. It was beautiful to see him interact with his grandparents, but perhaps even more beautiful to see my father interact with his first grandson. My childhood memories are fogged by time, but I have several precious memories of time spent with my father. Time with my father was a rarity for my siblings and I. My father often spent nearly every waking hour working to provide for our impoverished family. Regardless, he always made time to bond and create memories. Not a year passed that we did not visit the annual city parade, camp together, or walk along the river enjoying the summer carnival. As an adult I have come to a better understanding of my father's lack of presence in my childhood. Seeing him with my son further testified of the love my father has for his children and family. This thanksgiving I am grateful for my father, my son, and the financial blessings that allow me to spend time with my family.
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