I saw my dad this morning for two seconds.
I wished there would have been some way to capture that image of him in a picture..but since that was impossible, I wanted to do the next best thing and write about it.
I had an early trip out-of-town this morning, and my route took me right past the farm.
And there he was…
I suppose he was outside feeding the cats.
It was just after sunrise.
The artist in me noticed the shadows. (I notice shadows all the time)
I noticed he was wearing his bibs.
Keep in mind all of this happened in a moment. When you’re going 60 miles per hour, things fly by pretty quick.
Several things stirred in my gut, in that moment.
12 hours later….
I just got off the phone with mom. We talked for 15 minutes.
I asked her if Dad had seen me this morning? 😉
Yep, He figured I was going out for breakfast with a neighbor. I told her no. Son John and I were taking off on a 6 hour road trip and I had to stop by their neighbors to pick up a stock trailer.
My dad is in the evening season of his life. Not sure how many more years he and mom will be able to live on the farm. Hopefully, several more…
Tell me about an older person in your life that has a special place in your heart…It doesn’t have to be a relative. Maybe they are still alive, and maybe they have passed on. What do (or did) you appreciate about that person, what do you miss ? Would you mind sharing a memory or a story? (The longer/ more detailed the better) 😉 DM