Let me start with my Mom and Dad, and go on from there. My wonderful parents are nearing the ripe young age of 80 and are still staying very busy and going strong. My Dad still works almost full time in our family's pretzel manufacturing business, and my Mom also works there two days every week.
Bob and I wanted to get a photo of all of our children, their spouses, and our grandchildren. We are so glad to have had this opportunity to get this picture. I cannot even imagine how hard it would be to orchestrate an appointment at a professional photographer and get everyone available to be there at the same time.
Then I needed a picture of our four children. Getting these four "grownups" to stand still together maturely without pinching, poking, tickling, grabbing, or farting is no small accomplishment.
|Ellie told us she wanted to be in this picture too.|
And here are our four grandchildren with their great-grandparents:
There was plenty of egg hunting, food, and family foolery.
Our family, like every other family on the face of the earth, has its own long list of difficulties and sufferings, including cancers and other diseases, financial difficulties, and job uncertainties. However, we have each other and we take care of each other when needed, without question.
Being all together today was just a great blessing. At the end of the day, Bob and I enjoyed a quiet drive home.
We found ourselves smiling all the way.