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Well the "better things" started with a 3 day weekend. Can I get AMEN?!
This morning I was able to work on the log cabin quilt. It was nice to be able to do so after not working on it for two weeks.
One of the best things so far this weekend is the opportunity I had this afternoon to spend time with family members I don't get to see very often. Some of my aunts and uncles from Alabama and Louisiana are up to visit this weekend. One of my uncles, my uncle Harold, I haven't seen since I was a young teenager. Listening to him talk today, the sound and inflection of his voice, reminded me of my grandpa.
Growing up, due to my dad's occupation, we were on the move every three years or so and were not in close proximity to most of our family. I wonder sometimes what it must be like to be near most of your family all your life? What is it like to be there for them through hard times like heart break or grief, to help them through it so that they don't make choices that could harm them or they regret later? Or to be there for them in the happiest of times, like the birth of a child or the addition of a new family member through marriage, or even to celebrate an accomplishment they've had no matter how big or small?
Though I don't get to spend a lot of time with most of my family, I cherish those times I do get to see them, because I don't know when I will see them again. I have been blessed with a loving family on both sides and I wouldn't give it up for anything in the world. My family is always close to me in my heart and thoughts and are continually in my prayers.
I took quite a few pictures today and plan to put them in a scrapbook. I found a scrapbook yesterday at a local flea market and it has all the decorative pages in it. The theme is "Family & Friends". So the pics I took today will be perfect for it.
My first day off for the Labor Day weekend has been a good day. I trust your weekend has started out good too.