Sophomores in College. He looks so serious, and has so much hair! 1987.

One of our earliest family photos! 2004.

It was love at first sight.

That said, it was also many years earlier, while we were in college, so a few things had changed...only a couple small things like careers, marriage, kids, divorce...

Blending two broken families, working full-time, and building a new marriage at times felt like I was on a crazy train.

Was it hard? Yeah! Of course it was hard! Was it worth it? Without a question, I'm the luckiest girl in the world. Not only do I have the best marriage ever, I was given five kids, but only had to be pregnant once! Total bonus! (No, I was not one of those glowing pregnant women. Mine was horrendous, so this was a plus).

These five kids are what I'm most proud of, and my biggest accomplishment, but I didn't create this family; this family created me.

 

My heart is filled.

When my husband and I reconnected after 13 years, he was no longer a frat boy, but a successful dentist. He also had three small children, ages 5, 7 and 8. I had a thriving career in biotech and was a single mom of twin 3 year-olds.

I don't know where the years went, but they seem to have taken my babies, Kenny's hair and my hair color! 2018.