My brother John and his girlfriend Brittany hosted a meal for Dad this past April. I helped make Apple Crisp, because that's my favorite dessert. Dad's getting up there in age and I do wonder what kinda of role I'll have to play. John and Brittany watch over him and dinners like this is a good way to care about a person.
Distance defined how I perceived my relationship with Dad. It's great to see him smile around my brother and their son Milo. Small things have big effects, I assume. That day was a good reminder. Relationships shouldn't be fixed points in time. Someday soon or now, I will need to be more active in his life instead of pretending he's not part of it.
It's October and looking at these snowy images--ugh.