family time

This day was devoted to time with family. Three generations. Two families brought together when our son and their daughter wed, some 26 years ago. The family grew with the birth of a daughter and son. We spent today together sharing stories, laughter and delight.

We feasted on words, smiles, hugs – and of course, lovely meals.

Georgia joined Papa and me for coffee this morning, followed by a trip to REI to shop for her upcoming state park camping trip West. Papa shared his expertise about camping provisions and we departed with necessaries to travel well, and to travel safe.

Just five months ago we witnessed her university commencement. In two weeks she has her own new beginning as she begins work as an RN.

The remainder of the day the eight of us spent sitting outside on the patio, remembering times we have journeyed together over the years. We recalled family histories that came before. Summer Texas breezes kept it cool enough to be outdoors.

Jack opened gifts as we continued our celebration of this time in his life.

Tomorrow we will leave at 5:30 am so as to be at the commencement venue when the doors open. Now it’s time for rest, anticipating joy and a new beginning ahead!

From Ephesians 3:20: God has more in store for you than you can even imagine.

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