This photo makes me laugh because it was freezing and I made everyone get out of the car to take the shot. It makes me laugh because my daughter stole my Zara jacket and put it on before I could notice. It makes me laugh because I always have to FORCE my middle child to wear pants and puffer vests even in the coldest of weather. Only I know these things though. You just see five smiling faces — not the story behind them all.

And I suppose that’s what makes family so special. We share things with each other that no one else will ever understand. Moments – the quiet ones, the quick ones, the ones that truly matter. They define us. They remind us of why we wake up in the morning. These four are my light, my love,  my everything.

So, the next time I am vying for a new car or a new house or a new pair of shoes, I want to pull up this post and look at what’s really important.

We are the lucky ones.

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” 
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist 

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