This is just a quick post to share something that made my heart ache at work today.
It seems that it is a fact of life in the modern age that families fracture. It is no longer a given that Mums and Dads live in the same house with their babies. It makes me sad but sometimes staying together would give rise to a toxic environment that is no good for anyone involved.
Today my heart broke at the sight of a Dad's heart visibly breaking. I do not pretend to know the circumstances or the reasons, but I watched a Dad today arrive in the library 45 minutes before a visitation with his son which had to be supervised. I saw him bring bags of toys and colouring things in so he could play with whatever he wanted. I saw the joy on his son's face at seeing Daddy for the first time that week and I saw the Dad try to maintain his smile as his son walked away, all the time his heart breaking under the facade waving bye bye until next week.
Like I said, I do not know why, I'm not even sure I want to know why, this Dad finds him self in this situation. It just broke my heart to watch. I pray to whoever listens that they come through this time stronger for it.