To her, I am dad, and nothing else matters as the spaces between hold me steady.

This is my second holiday season with Melina since the divorce. I am reminded of the strides I have made, and how close I have grown with her over the last few years.

She reminds me to dance with the unknown. I can feel the unconditional love as the bond between us is ever-evolving. The deeper I go with myself, the more…