Have you ever had someone walk into your life and know the instant that you met them that they were family and would be a part of your life for the whole of it. That's how it was with Ms Kelly when she strolled into my business 17 years ago with a resume in hand. Needless to say, I hired her and we became colleagues, friends and family.
We have seen each other through all the curves that life has thrown over the years and she remains one of my dearest family members so when Zach, her husband, and then these two little fellows came along, falling in love with them all was just a natural extension of my affection for Kelly.
Their life stream as a family unit has taken them to St. George, Utah recently but they came for a visit this week and it has been the most wonderful time reconnecting. I am grateful to pick up right where we left off with the kids four months ago, temper tantrums and all. It's hard to find the words that describe just how special this family is to me. My whole being smiles because of them.