Okay, so you only napped for an hour And I didn’t get to watch as much “Grey’s Anatomy” as I wanted. I heave a sigh and roll my eyes But then those eyes slide toward the window And I smile in spite of myself Because it’s springtime! And the afternoon winds haven’t fully descended yet! And I opted to rest instead of rising to run in the dark this morning and... And redemption And sunshine And it turns out I get to go running today. I lift you out of your crib; You toddle-patrol around the house as I change into running clothes — oh God, short sleeves!! I double-check your layering, then settle you in the stroller with a snack and a toy, buckle you in, and we’re go for launch. You like stroller rides — Thank you, thank you, thank you for liking stroller rides. We trundle along, you placid, me a bit catawampus with the extra weight, the added challenge, But it’s heavenly We’re a unit How are you 16 months old already? We complete 5 kilometers, a stroller-run record for me. I’m panting but smiling at the end while you nonchalantly munch away, It’s lovely the way only an unexpected gift can be. Thank you for this.