"Mom and Dad" (with no disrespect to our four step-parents)
Sitting with his thoughts, my father takes some quiet time at his 80th birthday celebration, 2005.
Thinking of my mother; remembering my father. It is not often my siblings and I find ourselves using "Mom and Dad" in the same sentence; a common outcome of being a child of divorce. But today on the heels of worship, I find those words come together quite naturally, and so I claim them here: Mom and Dad.
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."