You’ve come a long way, baby.


Today is a very special day – my friend’s little girl is eight years old today! What makes it even more special to me is that I was fortunate enough to spend a considerable amount of time with her when she was a baby, and that I had at least a small part in helping her grow.

The whole story isn’t really important, but it makes me think of how different everything was eight years ago — how different were our personalities, our expectations, our hopes and dreams — and of where we have come since then. Things that we took for granted have long since faded, and new opportunities have taken their place.

I haven’t seen this particular gift from God in a long, long time, but I think of her almost every day and have always considered her to be my goddaughter. The path turned in a good direction for her, her mother and the rest of her family, and above everything I can be grateful for that.

So a happy Year of the Rabbit to all, and most especially to my favorite little warrior goddess.


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