A year ago, my wife and I, still very tired from a long plane flight yet unable to sleep from excitement, boarded a bus outside our hotel with two other families and took a short trip into forever.
What can I say about the year that's gone by? Magical? Miracle? Wonderful? There aren't words enough in the English language. Caroline - our daughter - has been nothing short of a blessing for us. She's playful and affectionate and loving and smart and adventurous and sometimes obstinate. A smile from her makes my day.
Almighty God, thank you for my little girl, and make me half as good a father to her as she is a daughter to me. In Jesus' name, Amen.