Tonight I walked through the city with my one and only girl.
I've wished so long for a night like this -- just relaxed, uninterrupted time with her, punctuated with laughter and authentic conversation.
Though she's no longer my "little" girl, she's a lovely young woman who's grown up right before my eyes.
At one moment tonight, I turned to her and said, "I've dreamed so long for time like this with you. Just you and me."
I hope she knows of what I spoke. I believe she did. I think she did.
And if I'm honest, I think this momming business is just so hard sometimes, because there's no one way to do it "right".
But when it's right, just like tonight, it's precious.
Like a pearl.
A precious gem.
Her name is Mar, short for Margaret.
And Margaret, it turns out, means pearl.
Like a pearl, she is so strong and beautiful.
My Mar, my girl, I hope you know just how much I love you, so.
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