It is so wonderful greeting them as they arrive for dinner. I get a few hugs and wonderful stories; I will talk about stories tomorrow. Some will run to watch a game, some stand in the kitchen and offer help with completing the dinner. Some of the family I only get to see a couple times a year, so I try to spend extra time with them. Sometime I see my kid’s friends visiting from out of state, and they stop by just to say hi and get a turkey sandwich.
The best part of the gathering is when the meal is complete, set it all on the table and everyone is sitting at the table. I walk into the room with one more item and we hold hands and say a blessing over the food, the family, and friends. Then we give thanks to God for all the wonderful joy and love we have. Then watch out as everyone fills their plates with their favorite food. I hear the joy and smile as I know
God has truly blessed my gathering.
Much joy and love to you and yours