A second was all it took to change everything: the rush of the car, the atmosphere inside, the one lonely tear that dripped down my cheek.
It started as normal a day as any busy day, the charge and hastiness of the morning, breakfast together as a family. A full day of work at the office, 'school' for my girl. And then ending just as normal as the day had begun, dinner, meetings, swim lessons.
A second was all it took for me to realize how sweet this precious time was with my daughter. A second was all it took for her to list off her age, and to count upward, quickly, through the coming years... showing me how quickly time really will pass us by. Before I know it, she'll be 16 and driving herself to whatever lessons or places life will take her. In that moment I realized that time is too precious for me to think about what's coming next, or what still needs to be crossed of my 'list.' This time, right now, in the car with my darling Baby Blue will only last but for a second.
Because, just this morning, she looked like this.