How much can you fit in a shopping bag?

It turns out, a lot. In fact two years ago my entire life fit into a shopping bag. One for me, one for my wife. Each filled with clothes and supplies purchased the day before. That was all that we had after a fire destroyed our house and everything in it.

At the time it felt shattering, like something that you don’t get past.. But it wasn’t and a lot has changed since my last post about the fire.

  • Our house has been rebuilt, better than it was before
  • We replaced only the things we needed to and learned to value what’s really important in life
  • We realized how many amazing people we have in our lives that truly love and support us

Most importantly of all, our family grew. One year after after the fire, my wife and I welcomed our baby girl, Willow.

I had thought about being a parent, but always as a “ya, maybe one day” sort of idea. It wasn’t until Willow was born that I realized how much I wanted to be a parent.

She is my world and brings me joy every day.

Where do we go from here?

I don’t know… But what I do know is that it’s going to be great. I have a beautiful family and amazing friends. I have a new perspective on life and what is important to me.

Most of all, I know I have many incredible adventures ahead of me 🙂

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