A picture brings happiness

Day 8: A photo that makes me happy

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Here is a picture of me with my family – both blood and chosen – during a trip to Australia in 2009. We are all on one of the trails in the Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland.

The trip to Australia was the first time that I’d seen my mother in nearly 9 years, and I was there with Chris and our best friends Bobby and Ian (my family in the US). This picture of my “family” together all at the same time brings me happiness, especially knowing that my mother (and brother for that matter) had finally met our friends.

I know there are dozens of other photos out there that could equally bring me happiness (especially any with my dogs in them), but this was the one that I kept going back to when I was reviewing pictures for this post.

And I would be lying if I didn’t say that the first flight of QANTAS landing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport did not bring me a little smile, and tears of joy.