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  • Life can be busy, stressful and exhausting. You can go for long stretches with little reward, sometimes questioning whether you're headed on the right path and doing the right thing. Whatever "right" means. It's often very easy to lose track and lose sight of what it's all for, and why you put yourself through it.

    I look at this picture and I can't believe how fortunate I am.

    7 years ago, the word "family" meant something very important to me, and had been a central part of my life for 25 years. Now I've created / assembled my own family, and it means so much more.
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