I have been blessed to have my grandchildren here with me. My daughter and her husband moved into a new home and we watched the kids during the process. The three of them are a handful when they are together. It seems that we can’t spend enough time with each of them so now we have started having one at a time to stay with us for a couple of days.
My youngest just had her seventh birthday on the first of July. She is spending the night with us now. It’s amazing how much she has grown up. Time passes so quickly.
I will soon have all three of my children living close to me. My son has been in Florida and now is moving here to be close to family. He’s been away from all of us for years. He’s decided that making a lot of money at a high stress job with to much traveling is not what he wants to spend the rest of his life doing. He wants a family and wants to be around family.
I have so many wonderful memories of singing around the piano while my aunts or uncle or grandmother played. Our family get-togethers were always so much fun. Growing up down the street from my cousins made us close. In my family I had love, forgiveness, support, discipline, and a strong foundation in my faith. That foundation in my faith is what brought me back to the Catholic Church.
Spending time with family has inspired me to make a family tree so that my grandchildren will know where they come from. This has been a very rewarding experience and I have learned so much about my family heritage that I did not know.
Family is truly a blessing.