Sunday, April 29, 2012

Family By Choice

As I reflect on the weekend, when I spent time with the kidlets (and their parents),

I stumbled across this quote from Barbara Bush:

To us, family means putting your arms around
each other and being there.

That's what we did on Saturday and Sunday.

Simply spent time together.
reading story books
(with the youngest kidlets),
eating fro yo,
going to a ball game
(two of the kidlets sang the national anthem
with their honor choir)

eating a funnel dog
(think corn dog, with a funnel cake outer layer,
instead of corn meal)

and just being together.

We simply spent time living.
Honoring the legacy of a good man.
(The kidlet's paternal grandfather passed away Saturday morning.)
Because while life stops a wee bit, when a death happens,
we wanted to keep living life.

Here's a couple of scenes from the weekend:

Shopping with C and G.
Two years ago, when I took them shopping at the same mall,
They walked with me. Wanted me to be around.
This time, they naturally walked about 10 paces ahead of me.
It was a quite funny thing to take note of.

Kat and Kiki sing the National Anthem with the All Star Choir,
at the Northwest Arkansas Naturals' Baseball game.

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
~ Desmond Tutu

Ya know, I know Desmond Tutu's quote
says "you don't choose your family"

But in this case, I chose the kidlets.
(and their parents).

I'd like to think we're God's gift to each other.
And for that, I'm grateful.

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