This month, my wife and I will celebrate our 49th year of sharing everything. Forty-nine years as man and wife! What started with passion evolved to building our life together. What began in Minnesota, continued as we moved to California, then Madagascar where our daughter was born. Eighteen months later, back to Minnesota where we welcomed our son into the family. Employment opportunities took us to New Hampshire, Michigan, back to New Hampshire and finally back to Minnesota, the whole time sharing experiences with our children and allowing them to learn from our mistakes.

Both our son and daughter have married wonderful spouses and each of our children have given us two beautiful granddaughters, each with their own distinct personalities and inner beauty that matches the outer.

 All-in-all, our family has been blessed beyond measure. The passion that my wife and I experienced those many years ago remains, although, it has matured with equal parts respect for each other, pride in family, and the realization of our responsibility to those that follow.

We have much to be thankful for.



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