Family

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My mom had surgery on her throat yesterday. They removed her thyroid, one parathyroid, and a large lump that didn’t belong there. As I was talking to her today, I realized how much I miss my family at the moment, and how much I love them. It can be hard being away from family, especially during the holidays. This is my third Christmas away from home, and each one isn’t nearly as hard as the one before.

And even though I’m missing my family back in Washington, I’ve got a fantastic family here. There’s cuddles and laughter, dancing and debates, disagreements and reconciliation. It’s a beautiful way to live, and I love sharing life with these wonderful people!

(Not everyone is in the photos.)

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