My parents are enrolled in a fitness program called, ‘Stepping Out’. Each week they learn new and practical exercises to build on their already healthy lifestyle. My father was sharing some of the exercises with my son this afternoon.


“Place one foot in front of the other, close your eyes and see if you can balance.”

I looked up from the kitchen bench, my father and my son focussing intently. My sons arms, outstretched like an aircraft, navigating his body to balance. Alongside his grandfather, the solid rock, ready at anytime to give support.

My daughters and I eagerly joined in.


Tonight, as I was deciding what to post. The word balance came to mind.

Life requires balance.

To balance you need a stable foundation.

Grandparents are an integral part of that stable foundation.