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'Dreams Really Do Come True' For Brothers In Before-And-After Photos Taken 15 Years Apart (PHOTO)

11/14/2012 06:41 pm ET
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Contributors submit composite before-and-after images of people and places that are important to them -- and while some entries have more than a touch of melancholy, one recent submission, by a mother called Nancy, sends an inspiring message to kids about fulfilling their dreams.

"Dear Photograph," the mom writes, "I’m so proud my boys [sic] childhood dreams were made of bravery, honor and valor. Fifteen years later, dreams really do come true."

The accompanying image shows Nancy's sons as children -- with one brother in a firefighter's jacket and helmet, and the other in a patriotic T-shirt -- and a decade and a half later, as adults wearing firefighter and Marine uniforms.

If this becomes a trend, we look forward to seeing a photo essay from the 11-year-old author of this cute kid note.

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