This week the family is getting together. Cousins, siblings, children, grandchildren, in-laws. From near, to not-so-local, or many states away – we come. All of us are so happy to see each other in person. Hugs are abundant – we are a large family. A lot of catching up to do and stories to tell.
No one planned a family reunion. Who would have the time? Everyone is so busy, busy, busy. We honestly mean to schedule a visit to see our loved ones, but then something comes along that we must do first. Then something else after that. Then, the next thing you know, 9 years has gone by since you saw your family at the last wedding – or funeral.
We are celebrating the life of one of our own tomorrow. He will not be in attendance, but with us just the same, in our memories and our hearts.