Winning Image

Winning Image

You know that feeling of satisfying anticipation when you just know something great is about to happen? I had that feeling when I pulled up to Maisie's house on the morning of her first birthday. I had it when I saw a magical field across the road from her house. 

Many people might have seen a weedy, unkempt parkette on a hazy, grayish day, but I saw the potential for magic. Maisie's mom and dad and her grandparents looked...