I was only gone for a few days this week for a conference, but while I was away Bea grew and grew and grew...
Really. She looks so much bigger. She's so much more animated.
It's as if she emanates a soft, rainbow aura that is silky to the touch and smells of flowers and sun.
Each time I hold her close I'm more the dad I never had as a child.
My daddy play includes throwing her in the air above my head -- her golden spun hair flying, her smile ever-widening.
And in the space between me and Bea, there is none.