Thursday, July 22, 2010

Family Reunions

After arriving home from vacation it was a very busy week. Soldier camp, Soccer, work, packing for going away again for some of us, laundry, un packing, all the regular rhythms of life that needed to be kept going. Lets say the Blog has not quite yet made it to a regular rhythm so when things get busy- It takes a rest. Last weekend we had a graduation party, friends gathering, and family reunion to attend - all was good to see and spend time with so many wonderful friends and family.
We gathered at a State park outside of Ithaca NY for the reunion. Many generations present. Some good stories told, good food and fostering of friendships that go on Hiatus year to year. Looking at our past we can see the future. While our way is different in the present, it still all starts and ends with Family. We never know what path life will take us but we can be sure that we are not meant to go it alone.

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. Alex Haley quotes

So we go back to our individual lives, strengthened by time shared. We move through our days separate but together, not knowing what we are each doing but yet doing many things the same. Family and extended family is important. My youngest listened and observed and said wow " are we really related to all those people there today?" Yes, you are, you are not alone. Like a bundle of sticks- one stick alone is easily broken but bundled together is stronger than cement. If you have the chance to gather with family, don't pass it up. They are your past, present and your future. All is well.

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