Our extended family gathers quite regularly during Christmastime. It does not matter where we meet or what we end up doing. It only matters that we are there to spend time with each other – to renew, reconnect, share, and support each other every day from sunrise to sunset, and beyond. We take pleasure in simple activities and in celebrating milestones. There is rejuvenation, comfort, and joy and laughter, in activities that tend to repeat themselves every year. We celebrate the young ones in all age groups. Over the years some have grown up into young responsible adults who are discovering the world on their own, while others are in the process of coming into their own. The numbers increase and the process continues to amaze and never become stale. Our gathering is a celebration of existence, of life, and of simply being there. Here are some pictures from this year’s gathering.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYBODY!