Coming through the door and having old-fashioned mail in a white, hand-written envelope.
Do you know what the best thing after that is?
Seeing this image inside the envelope.
This is one of the sweetest, smartest and most independent little girls on the planet. Sweet Mara is my girlfriend Rhonda's 5 -yr old daughter. Mara and I have had a special bond since she was first able to speak. Our connection began with eye-wear and then grew over jungle gyms, baking and footwear.
This image makes me so incredibly happy, but a tiny bit melancholy at the speed with which she's growning up. But what grounds me in looking at it, is how much she is so in this one moment - so ecstatic to be grown-up and in school with the big kids.
Mara, may you always celebrate each and every accomplishment (big or small) in your life, in the same way you did on this one day.