Some of you may remember about 6 years ago when my marriage was falling apart and my life had really bottomed out. I got divorced - which really was a good thing for both my now ex-wife and myself. No kids involved, we split up the horses and went our separate ways. A little while later I reconnected with a really good friend from college. One of those Facebook things and we just got a long fantastically. She too was divorced. She had 3 kids and had been divorced for over 10 years. She had two boys who were in their 20s and a girl in high school. It is kind of scary coming into a family like that. But I was really lucky. The boys accepted me completely and the young girl and I hit it off really well. We liked the same kinds of books and movies and shared a similar sense of humor. I moved out to the East Coast for a year so I could be there during the girl's senior year of High School. Eventually my college friend became my wife and I became a step-dad. It hasn't always been easy, but it has always been rewarding. And I know that I have had it luckier than most. Ellie, my wife, is really the most wonderful person I have ever met. I am blessed to have her in my life. Last night my step-daughter, who is now in college, texted me. Sort of out of the blue. She wanted to tell me that she loved me. I am an incredibly lucky guy.