Even families who run small farm together do not always have the time to gather and be silly – especially, once the children are grown and have lives of their own.
I see both my children almost everyday, but to just gather around the grill and get silly while setting up the fixin station – no. Last night was one of those fun nights. Everybody was together.
First we watched the secon jewel in the Triple crown (horse race) Won by a girl – Go Rachel Alexander!!!
Then guys manned the grill and us women handled the kitchen prep – tomatoes, onion, and lettuce were sliced, set up buffet style with all the ketchup, relish, potato chips. etc. Then everyone fixed a plate and sat down to enjoy. We watched the All-Star Race from Charlotte NC (we have all gone as a family when money wasn’t such a problem) The race was boring but the stories, jokes, and laughs that filled the family room while we ate and watched were great!! Son Joshua and grand-daughter Caitlin roasted marshmallows.
It has been a hard week for all of us and there is still more hurdles to overcome – but I am trying not to allow the worry to win. It will all be handled by a power greater than me.