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  • When my niece, Cara, was approximately 10, she was home, alone in the house. My cousin, Kirky, called to let her loved ones know of her good news...she was pregnant...with twins.

    Cara is the one who answered the phone. She was the one who told the rest of the family, when they came into the house, the good news. It went like this:

    "Kirky called. She is going to have a baby. She is going to have TWO babies. Twins. Her eggs are crackin' all over!"

    My husband and I spent Easter weekend with my son, Broc, and his girlfriend, Jess. Easter means Spring, the beginning of new life, when the world refreshes. It was fitting that the sacrifice that was made, for us, was made at that time of year.

    I felt so completed and like my life had come full circle to see my son starting his life, for real. He lives in a beautiful city, he has an awesome job, and he is with a girl that I couldn't of hand picked any better.

    I like to think of those times of new beginnings; of starting over or starting new. When I got my driver's license; the first day of college; the day I got married; when I got divorced; the birth of my son; my parents retiring.

    There is a strange feeling that comes over a person when their parents retire; it is time for them to know leisure...to truly know it; and enjoy it. it is also a time when your parents do not feel like your parents any longer...but more like someone that you are responsible for, rather than the other way around.

    Even at an age that my son cannot fathom ever being, there are still new beginnings; starting over.
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