Lessons from Les Miserables

It is #TheYearToBe___ forgiving, and this week I am in the wilds of Arizona visiting my brother and his sweet little family for the Oldest Little’s birthday. (So old! Aunt Lexi’s heart is breaking.)

My brother lives in the middle of nowhere, and, with air travel being the way it is (read: a big fat pain), we typically drive out. Which means I drive to Mom and Dad’s a day or so early and then we tackle the five- or six-hundred mile drive out there together. Sometimes, Mom and I stop in the mountains on the way there for a mini-vacation, sometimes we drive straight through.

This time, we drove straight through.

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