Even though I can’t take the entire day off, I take Paige out for breakfast. She’s been holding things down on the home front single-handedly while I have spent every waking hour at work.
We’re at Mother’s, one of our favorite breakfast restaurants. We were here on their opening day almost eight years ago. The owner has since hit the big time. Not only has her restaurant become a local favorite, but she’s written a cookbook, and we saw her all over TV during her book tour.
We are so happy to see her success. And I know Paige loves it when the owner recognizes us, even when it’s crowded.
I look in Paige’s eyes as she sits across from me at the table. The restaurant is surprisingly crowded on a Wednesday morning. ...