I always thought I was lucky to have daughters. They are an extension of my thoughts, hopes, and dreams. They have the same fears, humor (although they are so much funnier) and moral servitude. They like to shop for bargains and hold them high when they have scored something great. What I do not have, that they possess, is the raw willingness to tackle the unknown. In many ways, I have learned from them. Last weekend, the stars aligned and I was fortunate enough to be with them and two of their cousins (a small but powerful representation of a larger tribe) Although we sorely missed the rest, we held this time dear. These kids were together at my sister Abby's house while I worked at school.