Thank you for your glorious ode to the sun, Melissa! I love the sun too! It's really wonderful that we get the same daylight hours in Singapore all year round because we're near the equator!
I got really depressed when we moved to Boston, MA, for two years and experienced what it was like to have so few daylight hours.
I'm also especially grateful during those times when I had to stay up almost all night nursing, diapering, and coaxing my newborns (thankfully not all at the same time). Even though I didn't get to sleep much, I would feel super energized and cheerful each morning when the sun comes up again.
Thank you for reminding me of these times through your story!