Tonight we had a family dinner. We met to celebrate one of our own getting married tomorrow. The great thing about family gatherings is seeing loved ones we don't see as often as we'd like, or should.
Unfortunately I did not get any pictures of my Aunt Beth and Uncle Dave before they left the dinner, but I did catch Arlin and Coralle in a picture or two...
It's difficult for me to express how important these people are to me--these and my other aunts and uncles. With my father passing away while I was just a pup, these men and women became mentors to me. I'm so lucky to have been placed in this family.
Tomorrow we'll all gather again and spend not near enough time together. We'll laugh at the things we say--things that are not necessarily funny. We'll enjoy each other's company. We'll say we really should have a family reunion this summer. Whether or not that actually happens in anyone's guess. But, for a few hours tomorrow at least, we'll be together.