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I am grateful for ... my family

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I am grateful for ... my family

It is sometimes hard to express one's feelings about the everyday people in their lives. We look at them as rocks that will always be there while we go about our lives trying to make our mark and do what we do.

But I also think that many of us rub those rocks the wrong way and sometimes they turn to dust. I can relate. 

My blood family didn't offer much in the way of guidance here. It was a hot mess of problems, some of which I could not help but make my own. I grew up seeing other families and wondering why mine couldn't be that perfect. Of course, the older I got the more I realized that my perception as a child was colored by my desire for something else, more than it was on the reality of the situation. As I've gotten older I have fonder memories of my childhood and my broken family and the lessons I learned, as well as the internal strength I had to develop to survive. 

Now my second chance to create a healthy family life has given me a new perspective. It has been almost twenty years since I met my second wife, and while there have been a few hiccups along the way, she more than anybody I've known has taught me the value of grace. She is strong and smart, but also kind. My daughter, now almost 13 years old, is a shining example of what can happen when you devote your life to helping somebody discover the best things about themselves — and letting them build on that discovery. She is sharp, funny, compassionate, and truly a miracle.

We have been through so much ... success, failure, tragedy ... and are stronger than ever. I am truly grateful for that.

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Aaron Vaughn

Conifer Builders LLC

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Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Lovely post. Thank you for sharing it with us. sometimes the best "family" we can have are not the ones we are blood-related to. 

Nov 25, 2019 09:28 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR© 512-845-4204 Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your wonderful family. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 26, 2019 07:16 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current posts. I hope all is going well for you.

Jun 10, 2020 07:29 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hope all is well with you it has been years since last connected Happy New Year, Endre

Jan 16, 2021 10:04 PM