Jake desperately wanted to make his daughter's sweet 16 party perfect. Time moves fast. Slowly Jake closed his eyes and remembered when his energetic daughter was learning to ride a bike. He recalled one day in particular when his young daughter hopped onto her new bike full of pink stickers and colorful wheel spokes. She was so adorable with her little helmet and big smile.
The air was chilly and crisp on this memorable autumn day, as he took a deep breath there was a tap on his shoulder. Jake's eyes unglazed as a young woman confident and beautiful stood before him. She whispers into his ear, "dad...I love you so much" Jake could not hold back the tears. Soon he would lose her to college and perhaps to a more important man: her husband. The tears turned to joy as he smiled and thought to himself, “that's still several years away.” Yes, his little girl was still at home and sweet memories continue to be created. Pick your candy carefully as memories last a lifetime.