Eliannah: I can't wait to grow up and get to wear a beautiful dress and meet my prince.
Me: Do you know who my prince is?
Eliannah: Of course I do. His name is Daddy you know.
Me: But what happens after you get married?
(Eliannah looks stumped and doesn't answer)
I gaze around at the loads of laundry, dozens of dishes and mobs of dust bunnies silently proliferating in their den under the couch. I thought about all I had hoped for, all I had dreamed of when I was a child and all I had hoped to be. Then, turning from the chaos to look into her eyes I smiled and answered, "This is what happens after you get married. This is my Happily Ever After. "