Monday, January 08, 2007

Pause and reflect...

Who knows why she did it, all that matters is that she did. As I was working at my desk the other day I heard a noise downstairs; it was Meagan coming home from school. Moments later there was a tug at the back of my chair. I looked over my shoulder and there she was smiling at me. She turned my chair around and sat on my lap, resting her head on my shoulder, her face buried in the crook of my neck – just like she did in the old days, when she was just a little darling in pigtails wanting all the affection I could muster. As I pulled her closer to my chest I remembered a sad day in my life when she had told me she was then too grown to continue this daddy-daughter ritual. It was then, that moment in my chair, interrupted from my work but richly rewarded with love, that I realized one of the mercies of God is that sometimes things which once went away, come back again.

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