I will never forget a few days after Mary Anna went to heaven, we were talking with my parents, and Dan was saying how much he loved her. He told my dad that he never knew he could love something so much in such a short amount of time, and then he said, “I’m sure it’s different with how much you love Kari since she’s been your daughter so much longer.” My dad looked at Dan and said, “Absolutely not. I will never forget the first moment that I held Kari and I love her the same now that I loved her then. I might have more memories, but that love is instant.” I could not agree more. The love is instant. Anyone who has had a child knows they change you forever the moment that you lay eyes on them. My love cup is full and always will be thanks to my baby girl.