In June, my parents will have been gone for one whole year. Since they have left, our family here in the States has gone through some of our highest highs and lowest lows. I am amazed at some of the trials we have faced and overcome, and I have faith that we will continue to be "looked after" as we face what is to come. I am so thankful for the family that I have been blessed with, and I look up to each one of my siblings and their spouses. They have been wonderful examples to me and Brianna in our first few months of marriage.
Now, I cannot leave out my "new" family. I already feel like I am spoiled with the family I was raised in, but I can't believe how spoiled I am with my in-laws, the Scotts. Ever since the first time I met them, which also happens to be about a year ago, they have made me feel welcomed and loved. My parents-in-law are two of the kindest and most generous people I know, and it is no wonder why their children, especially my wife, turned out to be equally kind. Brianna and I are also grateful for the examples of the couples in this family.
I don't say these things to brag. I just felt like I needed to express my gratitude for my family. Thank you Smiths and Scotts (and Booths and Rasmussens) for everything you have done for us!