Today is an historic day in our family. My grandson just started his summer research job at Mayo Clinic. He is the third generation of our family to work at Mayo. To get the job, after completing his sophomore year in college, is a tribute to his intelligence. We have no doubt that he will do well and reach his goal of publishing a research paper. When he left this morning, I was unprepared for the wave of happiness that came over me. I am so proud of my grandson and proud of our "grandfamily" as well. The journey has been tough, but the four of us -- me, my husband, granddaughter, and grandson -- have found happiness. Has life surprised you? Share your story here.