It was a delightful day…
We were missing Len and Marcia, Olivia, Noah, Sonta, Jean Marc, Nick, Jonna, Andrew, Ryan and Grandma B…
But 16 of us gathered to celebrate Mother’s Day and enjoy a meal together.
Arlene and Suzi and I planned dinner and brought every item so my Mom did not have to plan a thing. She enjoyed that and it was a nice break for her since she prepares a big Sunday dinner almost every other Sunday of the year.
There was lots of noise but it was happy noise…
There was large group celebration and one on one conversation…
There was laughing and joking and praying and singing…
There was quiet (not much or for very long) and there was lots of chitter chatter….
There were kids helping and a small bit of resisting to help but in the end they all offered their hands to the table setting, chair carrying, table clearing, dishes doing….
And there were NO tears (except when Johanna fell from her new trike ~ but even she recovered!
And so at the end of today, I am thankful again for my family.
I pray for families who are dealing with struggle or heart-break and tonight my prayers will be that all of us will do what we need to in order to strengthen our family relationships.
May we all delight in the variety of personalities that fill our families,
May we find the space to forgive,
May we be filled with an abundance of grace and
May we remain committed to living full of honesty, compassion, integrity and love!
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Hi Trish, I really love your posts, and even tho’ I don’t regularly comment, I want you to know that they have been a blessing to me. You are a great writer, and it truly comes from your heart, and I know that our family must treasure the affirmations that you so generously give!!!