Many, many years ago, I saw someone on television take a set of toothpicks and place them on a table. He picked up one toothpick and snapped it in half with the greatest of ease. Then, he took a handful of toothpicks and attempted to break them. He could not do so. He then stated that it can be relatively easy to possibly break one person. But a strong family is just like that set of toothpicks; nearly impossible to break. Yes, there are strong individuals out there, but nothing is stronger than a close-knit family.
That has stuck with me ever since then. Especially when I look at my own family.
My wife is white and I am black. We first began dating on March 30, 1998 and we were married the following year, which means we are nearing our 17th wedding anniversary. We have two beautiful children…
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