The end of the third and final evening of our vacation was perfect. A last minute trip that I wasn’t even sure about. The kids were impossible to settle down even though it was 10pm. We were about to go tell them to quiet down once again when we realized that they were making each other laugh deliriously. The kind of purely joyful kid laughter that makes it impossible for you not to laugh too. We silently stood at the foot of their bed and listened in the dark. I eventually ended up laying in between them on their pull out couch, and as they finally dozed off, I had two arms and one leg on me while I listened to the crackling of the last embers in the fireplace. I smiled as their silly laughter echoed in my head. I couldn’t have been happier. I am so grateful.

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