Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Family Reunion

"I'm 87 going on 70," my father prodly proclaimed. "At least that's what the doctors tell me," he continued. I believe them. Dad looks and gets around great. He's driving, better than many of the other people on the roads, and still teaches Sunday School and preaches a sermon now and then, when given the opportunity. When I grow up, I want to be just like him. It's funny, I remember saying that when I was much younger, and I still feel the same way today. I am so thankful for the priviledge of being trained up by such a Godly man. It was great to go to the reunion and see all the family that attended. I enjoyed hanging around with everyone, and listening as they shared memories of years gone by. A special treat this year was when Tim's boys, Matthew and Benjamin, showed up. The last time I had seen the boys, they were about 10 and 3 yr's old. How good it is to have them as part of the family again. I was saddened that the only one that could go with me from my family was Shane, but at the same time it was great getting to spend some "one on one" time with him. The Williamsons and the Blanshans are much like I remembered them, but much more grown up now. Many children have been added to their families, and it was awesome to meet them. For those of you who couldn't go this year, begin now to make plans to attend the next one in three years. It is time well spent, and I hope to see you there.