Big curious eyes look out from under the longest lashes ever to grace a human being. She looks up and up and up, begging Daddy to notice her. Eyes lock and an instantaneous reflex shoots chubby toddler arms to the sky, while a tiny cherry tomato of a mouth forms the words, “Hold me, Daddy.”
In one sweeping motion, Daddy lifts her tiny frame over his head and back down, snuggly-close to his chest, where he receives the best reward of all…giggles and slobbery smooches.
He is Daddy. He is home. Nothing else matters.
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