Filling Big Shoes: A Father’s Day Picture

The shoes are made for large feet — Daddy feet. Maddie decided she wanted to walk in them.

She turned this way and that. She manuevered into one angle after another, trying to fit her two-year-old, round, tiny feet into her Daddy’s shoes.

Finally Maddie gave up walking in the shoes. And she just leaned on her Daddy. (That’s his big toe, see?)

Maddie’s older now, and she continues to lean on her Daddy. He’s not only her father; he’s her teacher, her mentor, her inspiration. When he talks to her, he calls her “Love.”

What about you? Did you have a loving dad who nurtured and inspired and encouraged you? Who else has inspired you to walk in their shoes? Who has mentored you until you could move forward on your own? Is it time to seek out a large-soled mentor? Or a large-souled one, perhaps?

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