Yesterday morning Katie said to me as I carried her into school, "Daddy I'm going to marry you." I was happy to hear her say that not because I ever expect to marry her, but because I know we're still as close as ever. She's been going through an exasperating new phase in her life where she has an attitude about everything. I thought that didn't happen until they were in their teens. I've had to be harder on her in the last few months and I've tried to spend more time with her as well.
I do have a fear that sometime in the future that we will grow apart and we won't be as close. I've seen it happen for others and I don't want it to happen for us.