It was although I was watching the climax moment of the world’s best love story at Sundance Film Festival. We met up with Daddy for a lunch at Souplantation, a special treat after a fun school day, but when it was time to say goodbye and head home little did I know what would happen next. Daddy walked out the door, and suddenly before I knew it, I turned my head just in time to see the blur of Dayla racing after him. There was sobbing, arms stretched out, running back and forth at least 7 times as Daddy tried to walk away…it only could have been more dramatic or heart wrenching if it was all done in the pouring rain.
When she finally ended up in my arms, I tried reassuring her, “Daddy is going to be home in 2 hours”, to which she replied through her unending sobs, “I just love my Daddy TOO MUCH”.
I stifled my giggles.
I couldn’t help but think what we must have looked like to any on-lookers there in the parking lot, but at the same time I didn’t care. Although I thought it was hilarious and I was stifling my giggling throughout the entire episode, I also knew I was witnessing an incredibly wonderful thing. Even if it was a moment brought on by being a bit overtired, I was one of the sweetest moments I have ever witnessed, and it is the kind of moment (although a bit embarrassing) I am so glad that my daughter has with her Daddy.
Nothing would make me happier than if Dayla always had the problem of “loving her Daddy too much”.