Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Blessing of Family....


There is nothing like getting together with family! Family gatherings seem to be a lost art these days. Several years ago, the women in my family made a pact to gather annually and call it the "Pinky reunion" in honor of an ancestor named Pinky who was best known for her strength and gentleness. Yesterday, we had a surprise visit from one of our younger "Pinky's", my great niece, Brittany. Pictured is Brittany, with her husband Larry, and their 5 month old son, Hunter. Hunter is the first "great-great" in my family and he is absolutely adorable. I caught myself on several occasions just staring at this beautiful young couple as they attended to their baby and laughed with one another. Incidentally, Brittany is going to bless us with another "great-great" in about 28 weeks, as she is 12 weeks pregnant. I believe family's need to slow down and just savor time together as often as possible....sit on the porch a "spell", talk about those long gone, play board games together, share a meal together. These are the things that really matter!

2 comments:

Dina said...

Oh he is COOL CUTE

Deb said...

What a sweet family! You are so right about slowing down, enjoying life together...