And...Jack, Shirley,Holly, Matt, Emma, and Hannah (my family of birth).
I would like to give a special shout out to the family I have picked up along the way: Natalie K.R.; Johann (& Jen) K.; Jennifer S.; Chris M, Chris M, Ed W.; Josh M, Doug V.; Eric G.; Tom O.; Joe P; Allen D; Keith T & Erin; Todd P; Sheila HW; Melissa P; Sandra C; Marylou A; Deirdre E; Teresa M; Josh D, Brianna, Jim H; Brian; Crystal A; Cheryl C; ; Jenny H; Dana V; Michelle; Brian R; Courtney; Brian W,; Jamison; Mark R; Jay R; Kevin R; Michael S; Ryan S; Zachary S; Steven S; Yolanda W; Lisa F; Anna S; Rachel S,; Kevin M; Kimberly M; Ty W & Keri; Ashley H; Blake G; and Jeanne W. I know I missed a couple, please dont be offended. But you should all know (named and unnamed) that when I start to question my choices or worry about the paths I have chosen and the decisions I have made, I always come back to this beautiful tapestry. The story that has been my life and the amazing people who have helped me to create it. There are many who have not been so blessed. But at every moment I have. From a kindly stranger on a plane to a lifelong friend met in a firehouse or while taking photos of airplanes. The people I have met have been amazing, beautiful, and a greater gift than any I could give to the world. Thank you all for being a part of this crazy adventure. I could not have done it without you.
Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless You all!