Dannye took some absolutely great pictures at Family Day this week, so I asked if I could let you all see them. I was only able to be there for about an hour, maybe less, so I missed lunch. Of course, they had steaks, potatoes, salad, and brownies. They also had guests, Dad and Mom’s neighbors. And I missed them!!!!! I do have the blessing of seeing them at church each Sunday, but I was so looking forward to visiting with them at home!
Anyway, here are the photos, with commentary (below each photo)!
My beloved Daddy, pondering
This seems to be the new activity each week – 4-wheeling with Arulai!
Auntie Amy and Arie Jean
Lunch is served
We said it looks like Gen is addressing a family meeting!
Aunt Karla got to be there this time – sometimes she has to work
My Mama, evidently thinking hard about that napkin!
My Daddy & Kenny
Emily and Arulai – aren’t they just beautiful?
Carly, Missy’s best friend – she is just a joy!
My absolutely wonderful brother, Dave
Below are some photos Dan did some special effects on:
Chance, truly a blessing to have right across the street from our folks!
Cole, also a comfort to know is near our folks when we aren’t there.
Maybe one of the best photos of Kenny I have ever seen – isn’t he handsome?
This is not from Family Day, but I thought you might like to see Dan’s little brood – Keelea, Missy, Parker, & Ruge
As has been stated before in our family’s different blogs, Family Day is very special to us. We (any descendants close enough that can make it) meet at Dad and Mom’s every Tuesday for lots of food and fellowship. Right now, Dave and his bunch, Dan and her brood, me, Gen, Michael (when not working) and Amy, Bub (when not working), Emily and Arulai all join the fun. We occasionally invite extra guests, like the neighbors or the Pastor, and we are also looking forward to a time that Bettye can join us. (You need to come next week, B, before y’all go off to the river!)
Early on in this tradition we came for a workday each week – sometimes yard work, sometimes housework, sometimes we even worked on crafts. But as time has moved on and as Dad and Mom have required more than just one day a week care, we only have workdays when big jobs need to be done. Gen takes care of Dad and Mom on a daily basis and the rest of us fill in as needed or as we can. We are blessed that so many of us live so close. Now that daily tasks get taken care of daily, Dad and Mom enjoy just visiting on Family Day. I’ll have to say, sometimes this group can be quite overwhelming to an elderly mind, but they aren’t quite ready to let go. So we continue, and enjoy it while we can!
If your family doesn’t have some sort of tradition like this, maybe you’re the one to begin one! You sure can’t beat the love we share as a family.
God bless your day!