The Girl’s Nana J and Poppa in Ontario sent her a Valentines’ Day card, which she greatly appreciated. She appreciated it because of sentiments of love from a few provinces over. And she appreciated it because they very thoughtfully included a picture of the three of them, taken on the Girl’s fifth birthday some months ago when they last visited.
But, she also appreciated the card because it gave her ideas of her own. When I wasn’t looking, she bent the card backwards and wrote a note to me, hid it, and then presented it to me as a surprise. Here it is.
When I read it, I held her for a long time. Tears of happiness on my part were involved. She saw the tears, and I thought maybe she’d misunderstand, and thought I was upset. But, she didn’t say anything. She looked at me thoughtfully and smiled, and let me hold her.
I am the father of a thoughtful, loving girl. That is all.