It is 5 a.m. when the alarm clock rings at Thaiza Vitória da Silva's home in Anchieta, a neighbourhood in northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sun hasn't risen, but the 15-year-old handball player is already up and getting dressed. She walks to the bus station with her father Marcos and her little sister Thais Maria.
Moments, those times in our lives when we wish they could go on forever and ever. I just had a day like that. My youngest son got married and I watched as his life begins in a whole new way. That same day I sat with my other son and as we played with his daughter, my first grandbaby during the reception.