I almost passed her off to her mom, almost made it quick and got back to the client emails piling up.⁠⠀
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But instead we moved to the sofa and I held her as she cried about how much she missed playing with her friends.⁠⠀
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Because we only have right now. We only have these moments. ⁠⠀
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And in six years she will still remember me being there for her, and I’ve already forgotten what those work messages were about.⁠⠀

[Artwork by my amazingly talented niece @Cbuggaw. We’re going to start collaborating on more short illustrated stories together, and I’m really excited about it!]