December 2014

Picture This

She couldn’t look back because she had fallen so far

A while back, my mom gave me a little sandwich baggie filled with a stack of photos. You know that stack ... the one a proud father carries around in his wallet ... the one that gets thicker with each passing year as the newest photo is added. The one he pulls for family and friends, with that look of pride twinkling in his eye as he says, “Look at how big our Chris is getting. Isn’t she precious?” Then he will regale everyone with hopes and dreams for little Chris. And what’s the most important of them? “We just hope she grows up to be happy.”

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