Today was the family reunion at our home. We had a tremendous time connecting with some family that we have not seen in a very long time, and we honored those who have gone before us. Family came from Texas, Connecticut, Utah, Southern California, the Bay Area, and the Clear Lake Area. We BBQ'd for lunch, took a tour of all the important Turlock places that have meaning for the family, swam, had a delicious, catered (yeah!) dinner, watched a DVD picture slide show and a silent film that starred Dave's uncle. Everyone's now gone home, or to their hotel rooms, and we'll meet up again tomorrow for some more reminiscing, catching up, and celebrating.
It has been a lot of work to get our place and our yard ready, but it was well worth the time and energy to see generations interacting and bonding. Dave has a very godly heritage, and I am grateful that my children have that legacy propping them up. I pray that they will walk in the Lord's ways always and carry on that heritage.
I'm exhausted, and we have church in the morning, so I should be going. We'll all sleep well tonight! :-)