Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Family Reunion Week

This week is family reunion week at our house. My mother's family is coming in from all over the country. Since my parents live in the same community as we do, we are both pitching in to provide accommodations for everyone. The events will culminate on Saturday with a big cookout and get together in our back yard. Let's hope it isn't raining. We are expecting 50 to 60 or possibly more for Saturday.

Family. I am privileged to be part of both an immediate family and an extended family that believes in the importance of family. Family is a place of safety and nurture. It is a network of support. It is a tie to values that run more deeply than the history of our country. I am thankful to have family. My heart and prayers go out to those who do not.


Anonymous said...

Enjoy every minute of your reunion. The memories will be precious!

Plowing and Sowing said...

I hope you have a great time. We always enjoy the full houses and the visiting.

Janie said...

Enjoy, enjoy! And may the Lord bless y'all mightily!

The Hermit said...

That's a lot of people! I like reunions all right, but not at my own house!

Americaneocon said...

Bless you and your family!

Incognito said...

Have a blessed time with all your family. How wonderful!!

Chris McClure aka Panhandle Poet said...

Thank you my friends. It is already getting interesting. I just got back from delivering some of the kids to meet my son for the Midnight showing of Batman: The Dark Night. There won't be much sleep tonight!

Dee Andrews said...

Hey, Chris -

I was out in Abilene last week visiting with my 86 year old mom and was happy that my brother from Lubbock and my sister (in Abilene, close to Mom) were able to be there, too.

Mom was happy last Saturday to have all three of her kids together with her for lunch. She cooked for us, too, and she's a good cook!

Family reunions, and even "mini" reunions, like we had, are wonderful! I'm glad y'all are all together.

Hope today (Saturday) goes well at your house! May the Lord bless you and keep you all in His care.

Cheers & Blessings to you all today!


Chris McClure aka Panhandle Poet said...

Just an update: We ended up with 68 here for the reunion. It was good to see everyone.