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holding hands

“…holding hands with her dad as though she were five or six again. I remember what a doll she was at that age: how she’d run ahead along the trail, her natural curls bouncing on her neck, then come running back and pull me by the hand to where she’d squat down low and show me a chimpmunk hole she’d discovered. I don’t say anything now, not wanting to spoil the moment, but we both sense how sweet it is. It’s one of those unmitigated joys of being a parent.” - Reinder Van Til

 

photograph of a father holding his newborn daughter’s hand – the contrast in size and a life of experience striking.

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Taken on January 31, 2011