When was the last time she smiled? 

When was the last time she smiled?

She’d smile when Dad picked her up from school. Running to the car with her face slightly flushed from the afternoon heat.

She’d smile when Mom baked goodies. The smell filled the room and the cookies never lasted more than 3 days.

She’d smile when they were at the beach. She loved the sun and sea.

She’d smile when she had to chase after the dog. He escaped too many times.

She’d smile when they were all home for dinner to talk about the the latest in each other’s lives.

Today she smiled, too. I saw it. She was looking out the window. So I asked her what was on her mind. She said, “Oh, nothing.” And I drove off. I made her smile. 

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