Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Family

Wanted to write about how precious family is to me and maybe talk about the memories of this weekend and get past the nail polish episode.

I started listing people that were there and I realized it didn't matter who it was - what mattered is that we all came together to celebrate the marriage of Kimber and Nick. Seeing Craig walk his daughter down the aisle - sitting with my granddaughter, Olivia, and grandson, Chantz - gave them paper to draw with and Chantz tried to take down everything that was being said - Aden, the 16 yr old grandson, who is so loving and considerate - insisting that he reallllllly wants to dance with me - my other grandson, Caedmon,21 mons. old, lying on the reception area carpet next to me playing with his Legos and toys - my daughters and husbands visiting with everyone - the crazy wonderful dancing - my aunt and uncle dancing together and then my uncle doing "The Worm" with my brother - spinning on their backs with their feet and arms up in the air - just listening to the laughter and the conversations going on around me - what joy to be with people who put aside the hard things of life - and come together to celebrate.

We all went to church Easter Sunday (even the bride and groom were there) and what joy it was to be together in church together on Sunday - and we made it to a 9 AM service after eating ceral and milk in our rooms at the hotel (they were charging $11.95 for breakfast - right!!!) and then we had to leave each other and this parting seemed harder than others - maybe the realization of how precious the time is when we are together really affected me more this time that others -

God has really blessed me with a family that really knows how to come together - that puts aside any hurts or grudges or whatever may be going on in their lives and that can really come together and love each other. I see so many families that carry on feuds for years - brothers and sisters not talking to each other - mothers and fathers and siblings all being held at a distance - no communication - no talking - no love. Life is too short and family is too important to let it go on - shall we all join hands for a chorus of "Kumbaya" now??? Know you know why my girls said I needed my own Blog - I do get carried away!

6 comments:

kenady said...

Kumbaya...Kumbaya!

So glad your time with family was wonderful! I felt the same way this weekend.

Claire said...

Thanks for coming by - your weekend looked great too!

Kuckie said...

Someone's praying, Lord...Kumbaya....

So glad you had fun on your road trip to our lovely state...hope you didn't freeze your tushy off! Sounds like fun was had by all!

The nail polish incident sounds horrible...sounds like something that would happen to me!

Logziella said...

I need to come up with one word that I can write whenever any of you (You and your girls) bring me to tears with stories of your family and how much you all love eachother. It seems like I am always typing the same comment but seriously...it's true! Your family inspires me to mold mine close and remain close...I don't want to have a family like my in-laws do where we are all seperate. That's not family. Your's inspires me...continualy! For that, Thank you! Oh, that's it...I'll write "Thank You" each time you all bring me to tears and share your stories! Just know that I am sobing as I write it! :0)

Claire said...

You know what Logzie? I feel the same way when I am reading yours - you make me laugh and cry - all of you - Kukie - Kenady - Rock Chef - Mrs. Furious - and the list could be longer - I guess it has something to do with that phrase "kindred spirits"...

Chachi said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. It's nice to see new faces.

You are so right, family is the bomb. I wouldn't trade mine for anything.

The kumbaya song so had me singing. I could so relate.