“Papa’s Present” – Guest Post by Diane Landry
I recently read a quote by C.S. Lewis, “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different….”
Oh what a simple, but powerful truth. I have been thinking about it, chewing on it. A young mother may go about her daily activities, day by day. The endless laundry, the never-ending dirty dishes, the vicious cycle of dirty diapers, the house that doesn’t seem clean no matter how hard she tries to keep it tidy, and the list could go on and on.
But with each passing day, though each day is much the same whether an executive, a home manager, or any other work, the daily duties can be much the same, change is taking place, that will be evident when we look back.
Sometimes when we pray, we almost seem to approach some requests in much the same way each day. The request remains the same, but what is changing is us. We begin to search our hearts. Or we can begin to look on another person with more mercy.
That’s basically the lesson found in “Papa’s Present,” ordinary people doing ordinary things, just going about their daily lives, but then things change.
It’s also the sequel to “Granny’s Gift,” which is a redemptive story of a young woman who takes time out of her career to care for her Granny. In the process, she receives more than she gave, her own redemption. It includes a romance for hopeless romantics such as myself.