There is a moment each morning when my alarm goes off and I wake up in a chilly room next to my family and things are still and nothing is expected of me. Last night Amelia slept the entire night in her bed. It was a very big accomplishment for her and I am grateful. Yet, when my alarm went off today she wasn’t there, but over in her room taking the small, daily steps toward growing up. There was melancholy in the sleep dripping from my eyes. However, within that melancholy there is a knowledge that I am sad because times are changing; sad because I can see the beauty in growth knowing one day it will surpass me.