Celebrations

2 Years and 8 Months – A Family Mashup

No April Fools here. Two years ago today we were in Eureka Springs, AK. We took in the sites, played golf, and hung out with family. But, we were there for something more. Tommie and Jason exchanged vows, rings, and commitments to one another.

No matter how much you tell someone life changes when you begin sharing it with another person, you must experience it for yourself. And, about the time you ┬áthink, “I will not be changed,” you will be. It is the nature of relationships. How else do the rough edges come off? What else helps bring out the beauty in the other? Ask anyone who has paid attention to their lives while married and those things occur. Sometime subtly. Other times conspicuously.

And once you think you have settled in to what that looks like, along comes another person in the mix. Eight months ago today Craig and Kimberly made this discovery. Cohen Alan was born. Amidst all the fanfare of a prematurity. Wait – he just would not.

Today we will spend some time with them all. A trip to see Nan (a.k.a. GG and now 3G). Five generations in the same room. Wow. We will celebrate with Tommie and Jason, Cohen Alan (and his parents), and the gang. It will surely be a family mashup.

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