You have successfully made it to the trailhead; now it is time to ascend the winding path. Spectacular and unique views lie ahead, but this trail is not for the close minded. Along the way, you will find yourself immersed in the lives of others that may be quite different than your own. Their lives have gnarled and complex roots that ground them to reality. They have bounced and rolled uncontrollably like pebbles, but their passion and drive for happiness is as stead fast as any mountain. The rushing rivers of family life have sculpted them into vast, beautiful, and ever changing valleys, and their stories are worth exploring. They comprise a world that is complex and truly ineffable. This world is my world – my family.