The Gift of Presence
I had a client ask me about my take on something that occurred during a recent family celebration. It was her husband’s birthday. Her husband took the day off from work, and she, his wife could sense an underlying feeling of sadness coming from him that was palpable on and off throughout the day.
The youngest child wrapped up a fun top of a container, with a note that read- “Happy Birthday Daddy”. The other child was off playing with a friend most of the day, and when arrived home drew him a beautiful piece of artwork along with a homemade birthday card. That evening they celebrated as a family, with the children baking a B~day cake and cooking dinner for daddy. The sadness again became evident as he spoke with tears in his eyes at the start of dinner as he gave thanks for having spent the day at home with his family. Read More →