This past summer was hot, Hot, and Grandpa Holden’s pool was the spot. After several years abroad, Melessa and I, along with Alyssa and little Ella, took the opportunity to visit. Jim would come out on the deck and there would be his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, on any given sunny afternoon splashing and frolicking in the water. I had the opportunity to be reacquainted with my wife’s side of the family, Daniel, Jared and Jessica, and Jessica’s daughter Alexi. Melessa’s sister Sara and Chris were there. Melessa’s Grandpa and I traded war stories. Alyssa chased the stray kitties that Jim fed every day.
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. -John Ruskin