Just in case my blog posts were leading you to believe a wedding was all we were thankful for this year, we DID manage to gather, and share a Thanksgiving feast.
Although there were many extended family members who were able to come, there were at least as many who could not be there. We were thoughtful of those not with us, and grateful for those who could be. We were not few in numbers, so we met at my parents' church.
There were some greeting rituals unfamiliar to me.
It was good to be together, and it was good to hear laughter.
There was much hugging.
And, in a family who does not drink, there was a Druncle who liked to stir things up, I suppose to keep the young adults guessing.
and of course the FOOD:
There were a few games after dinner; my personal favorite was Moriah's "boom-boom-pop."
It was fun to be together.
I am thankful for gatherings.
And for family.