“Goodnight, Daddy, see you in the morning,” Amelia will often tell me as she pecks each one of my cheeks with her tender and slightly wet kisses. It doesn’t matter whether it’s two in the afternoon and I’m running to the store to get groceries or whether she’s going down to sleep, this sing-song expression is classic Amelia. “Love you!” she quickly adds as I open the door to leave. We’ll go back-and-forth with this as I head down the stairs until we can’t hear each other’s “Love you’s” anymore. With a large grin on my face, I close my eyes, shake my head and melt. These are great times.
- Amelia’s father