I am truly lucky to have a sweet wife and six loving children. They are the center of my life and the best decision I ever made. Each one of them contributes to making our family complete. My youngest is growing up so rapidly, and she just celebrated her thirteenth birthday. Friends follow her everywhere, so naturally they recently invaded our home for a surprise birthday party. It was great.
She loves animals and has always had a pet since as long as she can remember.
That's not to say that my wife and children haven't faced tough times. Challenges seem to come with the territory. Life today, especially wholesome family life, is facing a barrage of obstacles and challenges unheard of in my youth. Though they would be the last to acknowledge it, each has had a share of bumps and bruises. Yet, we have it great compared to many others throughout the country and the world. There is a lot of pain and hurt out there, and you don't have to go very far to find it. I went into business with my brother a few years ago, and he taught me a lesson for which I will always be grateful. "Problems," he said, "are simply opportunities for improvement." And he was right. That attitude has made all the difference.
So join us in overcoming hardship, eliminating suffering, and seeking after good. It's not just what the world needs--it's what we all need.
Give back. It's good medicine.