On a recent visit to the state capitol in Sacramento, California, I saw an impressive statue depicting a key moment in history - the moment where Queen Isabella decides to tak a chance on Christopher Columbus and his idea to find a shorter trade route to the Orient.
The statue seemed perfect for such a day as this.
Carved in the base of the statue are words of Queen Isabella, who was willing to pawn her jewels to help finance the expedition.
More than 500 years later, my wife and I named our second daughter "Isabella", and upon seeing the statue, she struck a similar pose to that of her namesake and insisted that I snap a picture.
Oh yeah, she looks just like her.