Growing up, my wife and I had different experiences both in our cultures and in the small ways that our families functioned. Though we were both surrounded (and still are) with love and support, it definitely looked different as it does in so many families. For instance, she had one brother growing up and I am the youngest of nine...yes you heard me right. She grew up in the suburbs and I grew up in rural areas and big city. So you can imagine that we have so much fun sharing traditions and family fun with one another. One of these beautiful things is her love of reading children's stories. Though we don't have kids yet, we've always had a growing collection of children's books. This was not something that happened much in my family. But, if given the chance, she will show every child (young and old) the joy of creativity and imagination that can come from the pages of a book including me! Since getting married, she's shared her love with me--picking up kid's books that she sees at a shop or at a friend's home, reading them to me complete with giggles and voices for all the characters, and creating a treasure chest of that joy for our future children. It's one of those things that I now also look forward to as we hope to build our family. Today, she came home with this book "In My Heart" that found its way into her cart while grocery shopping. And so my Sunday afternoon rest time was highlighted with excited voice of my lovely wife and a story on naming emotions. Truly, we are blessed.