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These last two days have been filled with blessings. I spent a happy time last night with good friends by a friendly fire, laughing, finding old stories to tell, giving each other the simple gift of friendship. Then today, I loved looking at the kids as they lingered over their many gifts. Their hearts were happy with the wonders of this special day. Noah knew nothing but joy as he jumped from a huge toy castle to a bathtub submarine to a video game for math and reading, and Ava played with her new doll with its several special outfits. The best part of the day, however, might have been seeing Matty and Noah play together for hours with the different toys. They laughed in friendship together as they went from the caste to the submarine. It was a great gift to Noah to work with his beloved uncle for most of a day, and the blessing was Matty’s, too.