Browsing through old photographs and found this one from 2000 of hope for the future.
Her mother took the photograph. We were in Colonial Williamsburg, probably at Mermaid Books, because chief among the things I like are books, old brick, and boxwoods. No. 1 Daughter was three months old at the time. Some days it’s hard to believe that she’s almost done with secondary school. There is one semester left.
On the days when I feel I haven’t done enough as a parent, I pretend a benign neglect is sometimes best. The next step is hers.