It's Father's Day -- yes, this blog posting is a day early -- and I wanted to share this particular shot which I took during a race three months ago. It was taken a few moments after the runners took off on their 5K out and back in Pacifica in March 2018. I have no idea who this father and son are, but the image says so much about fathers and their children.
While I can't speak from personal experience since I'm not a dad, I do know that fathers are the ones who serve as the authoritative anchor for their children. It's a tough job, especially when some fathers are under-appreciated. To all the fathers out there, we see you and we thank you for being that anchor in our lives, for showing us what justice and mercy are. And thank you most of all for leading us, for holding out your hand to us and moving us forward, wherever the road may go.