When I was like fifteen and my niece was 5, I'd daydream about the day I was older and living in NYC and she'd come visit and I'd be the cool aunt showing her around. Today I sort of got to live that dream.
Except I'm not the cool aunt I imagined I'd be.
I'm more like the not cool "aunt" who is only ten years older so knows not much more about the world.
Regardless today my niece spent the afternoon with us and it was great to see the woman she is and is becoming.
For that I am grateful.