Today is all about LOVE. When I think of love, I think of family, and when I think of family, my two favorite people come instantly to mind...

Hadley and her Daddy.

This picture captures a rare moment between these two. The bond between a father and daughter is a special one, and while Hadley's and Avram's is sweet now, it didn't start out that way. He got deployed when Hadley was only 10 months old and didn't return until she was almost two. Needless to say, when he got back it was a huge adjustment for her. She didn't know who he was and didn't want anything to do with him at first, but eventually she came to understand that this was Daddy and he was part of the family. It took a long time for her to let him do even the simplest things with her--like feed her or let him help her get dressed--but after a while they both ended up winning each other's hearts.

I know that Avram loves his little girl and she loves her Daddy--I can see it on their faces as they give each other big, heartfelt, giggly bear hugs. And I love that.

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