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Unpacking Your Own Baggage

Mike & his 2 kids

When my kids were 4 and 7 years old, we moved to the country. It was a new, cool experience as open land, well water and snow days became the new normal. New schools, new restaurants and, of course, new people to meet filled us with excitement. But something better happened...I met two men who impacted my life (and my kids) forever. Ben and Steve were strong but loving fathers. They had high expectations for their children, but were patient; cautious, but encouraged their kids' adventures; good at rough-housing, but generous with hugs. I learned more about being a father by watching them than I had in any other way.