Passersby almost always have a comment when a Allison's around. Most of the time it's something as simple as "Aw" or "How old?" But an older gentleman stopped me in a store this morning and offered a slice of poignancy that really made me stop and think.
"They bring unimaginable joy don't they?" he said.
I smiled, rubbed her hair and agreed.
Then, after walking away, he stopped, turned around and came back.
"And they bring out things in you you didn't even know you had."
I have a feeling I'll be discovering that for the rest of my life.