He had not been with his children for a very long time … to him it had seemed but a moment … but to the children … centuries. True, he had not spoken to them for some time, at least not that they had heard. But he was right there with each and every one of them as they took each and every step.
As so often happens, when children grow older and more independent, they cease to realize they still need their father’s love, his advice and his discipline – regardless of their age or perceived self-sufficiency. The rebellion was not totally unexpected but nonetheless it was disappointing.
But the time had come for all that to change. It seemed like he had been looking forward to this day forever. He was giving a gift to each and every one of his children – young and old alike. He…
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