My family went bowling together for the first time. As I had one of the kiddos on my lap and watched as the others took their turns, I felt so complete as a family.

It felt so right.

It’s a feeling that doesn’t come too often for us. Usually someone is unhappy for one reason or another.

It’s a feeling I will be holding onto for a while.

Parenting is hard. We all deserve to have these “glimmers” that allow us to feel like we are doing okay.


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