Daily Prompt – Cake

He leaned against the wall, arms crossed in front of his chest. A huge grin crossed his face as he watched his two-year-old daughter sitting on his wife’s lap. She clapped her hands in delight as the birthday cake was placed in front of her, two candles brightly glowing in the dim light of the dining room. Abbey would no doubt have no memory of this day but it would be forever etched in his mind.

It took six long years to conceive her, now every day of her life he rejoiced. He had memorized every feature, her strawberry blonde hair, just long enough to brush. Bright blue eyes that sparkled like stars. A button nose that turned up slightly at the end. Chubby baby cheeks that puffed out when she laughed. And that laugh, it was like listening to angels.

Pushing away from the wall he strode across the room to join his family. Bending down to place a kiss on his wife’s cheek, reveling in her radiant smile, he stroked his daughter’s head. He sighed and smiled. He was truly blessed.