This afternoon you were lying on the couch next to me, and had your glasses on. I was asking you to smile like I have a hundred times over the past week. When I started to sing Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” you made eye contact with me and smiled! Happy tears immediately flooded my eyes but I didn’t stop singing or smiling because I didn’t want to break the spell. When I smiled bigger, you smiled bigger! A couple of times your eyes wandered away and your smile dropped a little. But as soon as your gaze returned it came back better than before. And it lasted forever—probably a good 15 seconds! I know that doesn’t sound like a lot of time, but I have been waiting 5 long months for that smile. If it had lasted an hour my heart wouldn’t have swelled any more.
Of course, I tried recreating the moment to show Daddy—you didn’t think my singing was as funny the second time.