Our kids begin to leave us so soon. Already, Alison is so busy with friends and activities that we hardly spend any time with her. It’s so rare that I get to take pictures of her any more, that I savor the little time we do have. She is growing up so fast, that I’m afraid we are going to miss large parts of it. Being a parent is the most joyful experience that any human being can have, yet it is also the most tragic.