When there were lots of links in the paper chain it seemed easier, but that very last link was so hard to wait to tear off! Daddy was so close, but he wasn't here yet: to a little girl waiting for her Daddy to come back, time can pass so slowly.
But it did pass, as we busily prepared for Daddy's return. Until finally the moment came to tear off that last link. And then we were all together around the dinner table again last night, celebrating together - celebrating *us*.