We put your hair in pigtails for the first time yesterday. And you looked cute, impossibly so. But you also looked immediately older, your blue eyes suddenly wise. You looked up at me, and furrowed your brow, and in that moment I saw your sisters, both of them. And I saw the future. A bright future, a future that's coming at me a bit too fast. But I will embrace it. That future. Those pigtails. All of it. Because I have to. Because it's an honor to.