I am grateful that my little house was busting with family.
It was heart-warming as I haven’t had a lot of family, all at once in our home; at the same time it was heart-wrenching. I suspect that the reason for the influx, my family is afraid that this may be the last Christmas season they get to spend with mom. It is possible. And she is strongly indicating that traveling is no longer in her sights.
I am grateful for family who create time to visit.
The trip for my brothers family was arduous but, they finally made it here. For multiple reasons, I was ecstatic. Selfishly, I got to meet my now two month old great niece. More importantly, mom got to meet her newest great grandchild. I believe it has been this goal, meeting her great granddaughter, that has kept her going.
I am grateful for life goals.
Through their visit, I rode an emotional roller-coaster. I was high on family; and my heart was weighted in melancholy. Overall my being soaked in humble contentedness. It was a time to be content. Extended family was in hugging distance, we watched football, overate, and communed.
I am grateful for the blessing of family.