It begins in an instant, when a father holds his little girl for the very first time. He cradles her close, smoothing her cheek lovingly with a trembling finger. He kisses her forehead. She seems so tiny in his hands. So vulnerable. He marvels at every inch of her and he cannot remember ever seeing something so beautiful and so wonderful. He whispers close, promises to love her, to mind and protect her at all times, for as long as his heart beats strong.
But he can't. The realisation soon dawns that it is impossible to be in two places at once. And he must let go, a little with every day. He must place his trust in the world and hope that his faith is rewarded and that his little girl will be safe.
"Will you catch me when I fall Daddy?"
"Of course I will, my darling. When you feel pain, I feel it a thousand times. When you cry, your tears sting me more fiercely than a thousand angry bees."