Children can be the light of our lives but also the bane of our existence. When born, we look at the tiny bundle of joy and dream of the

possibilities. What will they see during their lifetimes? Will they do something extraordinary? To my way of thinking, being born is

already something extraordinary! During my lifetime, I helped raise three children, two sons and a daughter. I have watched them

make mistakes, make positive changes, grow up, have their own children, and even had to bury my oldest son. Looking back now, I took

far too few photographs of my kids being kids. While I have my memories of coaching Little League and other youth sports, their high school

graduations, and first loves, I have far too few photographs that document their lives.

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