during my time in east tennessee, i was fortunate enough to catch up with an old friend and her sweet baby girl. i met caresse while in college. we worked together and she quickly became a close friend who indulged in most of my life's little pleasures. midnight movie premieres, book swaps, music and sushi dates. her daughter, vera, is a gem. we spent the afternoon playing on the floor, jumping on the bed, searching for squirrels outside her bedroom window and dancing to the beatles in the kitchen. being with them reminded me how much i am looking forward to my future family with mr. miller.