I've been attending the FPS GOLD Directions Conference this week, which is our annual user conference at work. It was held in Salt Lake City this year. Even so, I was still gone from 6:30 in the morning until about 8:00 or 9:00 at night. This makes my nightly ritual of hanging out with the girls pretty difficult.
Ivory made a special note for me and stuck it under my pillow on my bed—she was sure I'd eventually find it there. And she was right.
It has honest-to-goodness original art expressing a simple phrase: "I love you!" Since I'm not one of those puffy-eyed softy dads, of course I just smiled and didn't get one of those annoying emotional lumps in my throat or squeeze out any tear—or that might be a complete lie.