S: The Hammond Family
BC: Always & Forever | Your Name Here
FC: Our Family | To My Mother, On My Wedding Day May 16, 2009
1: "Other things may change us, but in the end we are still family."
2: MOM & DAD
4: "Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body."
5: "There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings."
6: MOTHER DAUGHTER
8: "They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him that little girl in pigtails. She makes him feel like Christmas. In exchange, he makes a secret promise not to see the awkwardness of her teenage years, the mistakes she makes or the secrets she keeps."
10: Build me a son who will be strong enough to know he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat and humble and gentle in victory." -Douglas MacArthur
13: "One night a father overheard his son pray: 'Dear God, make me the kind of man my daddy is.' Later that night, the father prayed, 'Dear God, make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.'"
17: "To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family grief and joys. We live outside the touch of time." -Clara Ortega
18: Ashley & John
19: One hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, how big my house was, or what kind of car I drove. But the world may be a little bit better because I was important in the life of a child. -Forest Witcraft