Family Events

Posted by Heather
In events, life
29Jun 10

     It’s been a couple of weeks since I have written a blog post. I’d like to say it’s because I’ve been out enjoying the Summer weather, but there hasn’t been much of that yet around these parts.  We are still waiting for some hot, dry weather to arrive, but probably shouldn’t hold our breath for that one … we’d be better off to just hop on a plane for Vegas. 🙂

     June is a very busy month for me, and my family – lots of Birthdays, and Anniversaries. This year, June was a very special month – my Parents celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary, and my Mom, her 80th Birthday.  I was fortunate enough to be able to take some of my holiday time so that we could meet up with some other family members, and help celebrate these very special occasions. It was so nice to be able to be there.

     We had a lovely dinner out together, and spent a few days visiting, chatting, playing cards – all things we used to do when we were all living under the same roof.  It’s funny how things you used to take for granted as a child, feel so much more special when you don’t see everyone as often as you’d like to. 

     I have always admired my parents for the fact that they have been happily married for so long.  Even when I was little, I never heard an unkind word, or a raised voice in that house.  They were, and still are, a loving, kind couple, who taught us so many important things about how to treat others, how to be compassionate, patient, understanding, honest, hardworking, modest and humble – all traits that I hold dear to this day.

     My Mom’s health hasn’t been the greatest in the past few years, so getting to witness her turn 80 made me very happy.  She is one of the sweetest, most gentle people I have ever known, and seeing her in such a fragile state is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever witnessed. I am just so very grateful for every day we have with her.

     It was good to see so many family members in one place.  The hard part is always saying “Goodbye”, not knowing when you will be able to see them again.  For now, I am just thankful that we were able to help celebrate these very important events.

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