Has it really been a decade? I mean, really, where has the time gone?
I watched my daughter sleeping. It was her 10th birthday. How angelic she looked and how soon the moment would be broken by the excitement on her waking. All too short a time ago, I would cradle her in my arms as she would gurgle and smile up at me.
She was waking.
I kissed her on her cheek, “Happy birthday.”
She wrapped her arms around me, “Thanks, daddy.”
She scrambled out of bed, excited by the expected gift.
Ten years of happy memories bundled up in the joy of my life.