I spent yesterday after work with the beloved Sprite celebrating her 7th birthday. Her smile lights up my day. Of course I had to do some planning for her party pick up supplies. It would have been easier to pack up her birthday party items with a mule. Amazingly, my stash of goodies fit into bags for classmates.
It isn't easy finding yourself head of the household. Perhaps God places people where they are needed most. The economy is making many people's lives difficult and I spent much of my time listening to in laws problems.
On Monday I will be spending the whole day with the Sprite. She is now at the age where she is curious about the strange food items I eat. From her cultural vantage point the items are strange, but to me they are givens. I had a container of Kasha Varnishkes from the Jewish Deli and made myself a Turkey loaf. As her mother cooks traditional West Indian fare everything I brought in was novel.
I have never been happier than the moments I spend as her dad.