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Family is The Most Important Thing In Our Lives

Updated on March 7, 2013

It's been almost 8 years since my life changed for the better. I didn't realize it at the time, but the greatest thing that has ever happened to me was when my first son was born. Becoming a parent with the love of my life changed everything for me.

I'll admit, that while I was close to graduating college and already working a full-time salaried job I was still a bit immature. I didn't fully understand life and may have just done the minimum at school or work to collect the pay check. The "drive" that you see in people that have great success in life was part of my life but I focused it almost entirely on improving my basketball game and beating high scores in video games. My wife was kind enough to let me grow up at my own pace but I didn't realize what I needed to do until our son was born.

Suddenly, the basketball and video games became less important and I started to realize that I now had two wonderful people in my life that I needed to support and care for. I started to look at things differently and started to shift the drive towards work and school. I wanted to reach new levels of success and give my family the opportunities I was given in life.

I worked a full time job and was promoted a few times shortly after our son was born. I pushed myself with school and was able to get a bachelors degree in just three and a half years. I was on my way and owed it all to my family.

The greatest moments of the last 8 years have been spending time with my family. From watching my 3 sons (we had two more over the years) play sports to spending hours building sand castles with them at the beach. My wife was always there with me and together we began to learn what love actually is.

We work together to improve our life situation with a single goal of providing opportunities, education, and happiness to our children. They are the most important thing in our life and through working together we're loving every adventure we partake in.

Friends come and go, but Family is forever. Love and respect them with every step of your life and let them know that you'll be there to suppor them through the good and difficult times of life. Doing so will change your life.

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