Ever have one of those conflicted moments...it is a moment of happiness and pride. Makes your heart overflow with good feelings and pushing the corners of your lips so high you are smiling like the Joker? But in that very same instant, you heart is also in your stomach. Tears are in your eyes and you just want to curl up in a ball...
I had one of those yesterday during my visit to San Diego.
At my best friend's birthday party, his eldest daughter, my Goddaughter, says "Bogart, I am so happy you are here. I love when you are here."
Pride wells up, big smile, oh so happy.
Then, this five year-old daggers me like an old pro..."But I wish you did not live so far away. It makes me very sad that you are not here a lot."