Jack will be the last of our children so these pictures are the first of our whole family. Even though I’m well aware of the fact that I have a wife and a daughter and a son, to see our family together in a photo somehow makes it seem that much more surreal. I actually have a complete family; it might seem weird for me to say that, but it really hits home that we’re now a whole independent unit responsible to and for one another. And we’ve got another couple of decades like this before we start to divide and multiply.
I’m not a proud person, but I can’t help but be a little proud of my amazing family and the lives that me and Marti have responsibility over.
I’m equally scared and excited at our duty to raise self-sufficient, respectful, contributing, delightful, considerate members of society. But I’m happy with how we’ve done so far and I’m encouraged that we’ll continue to do well at it.