Giving thanks for the gift of family

Categories: From the Director

Our son, Eric, and his wife, Jenny, live in the tiny town of Garfield, Washington. They have been married for 11 years. Eric, a poster boy for Scandinavians, is 6 feet 7 inches tall, with blonde hair and pale blue eyes. Jenny, born in Colombia is 5 feet tall, with long black hair and brown eyes that match her cocoa skin. Their family includes four walking and breathing “lures” — two girls and two boys. Bronze-skin, dark hair, broad smiles, mischievous, inquisitive and beautiful — for whom Mary Beth and I happily hop into our car for a road trip. Annually. One thousand three hundred thirty one miles. Nineteen hours and 40 minutes. But who’s counting? Read more.