FWIW, Tre, I don’t think you were being silly in that photo — you were being a kid out having a good time with the parents who loved her more than anything.
FWIW, I don’t think you were wrong for being fearful of losing that love. Who wants to risk even a tiny chance of watching that vanish? You made the right choice, of course,* and I hope things are working out as you hoped. 💚💚💚
*I have a mathematical formula proving this, if you like, and I can — no? Another time, maybe? Okay. 😉