When I saw this still spot in the water, it reminded me of my upbringing.
I was raised in the lee of life, protected and supported.
Away from danger and turbulence.
Protected by ever-vigilant parents.
You would think all that life in the lee would make me weak, but that is not so.
It saved my strength for the real battles.
Saving my child has taken endurance.
These battles have been long.
We survived because of my life in the lee, saving my strength for saving my family.
That’s how families work. They protect you, you protect them.
Now I am forming the lee for my children and my aging parents.
I am ready Daddy. It’s my turn now.