A long time ago, I wrote a blog about encapsulating those moments in time when words just can't do justice to the events that are unfolding.
Today was filled with those moments.
It was Hadassah's Batmitzvah and today was made up such moments. If you are reading this and you were there in Shul, you will know what I mean.
From escorting Dassi up the aisle to the podium, with my daughter flanked on either side by her parents, to her amazing delivery of a self-written Dvar Torah, to the beautiful words uttered by the Rabbi, to the vision of our living room filled with more people than I've seen therein....the moments were so many that I wonder if I'll ever be able to match them.
We are half-way through the Batmitzvah weekend and my mind is already awash with memories that I never want to lose.
If you were there, please remember them for me and remind me in twenty five years time. If you weren't, try to imagine.
Days like today remind me of the vitality of life, family, and friendship. Chanukah is here and in my soul, its lights are well and truly burning.