As with many families a meal in our family is more than just food. It is a social event especially on those special occasions. I looked around and remembered some members who are no longer with us but are still with us in our hearts enriched by our memories of them. Those memories shine brightly in the faces of their children who now sit before us as adults.
As I looked at my nephews and nieces, I thought of when they were young children and their parents had brought them to our family gatherings. They were so young, brimming with hope and vitality. Their futures were bright with promises of their own successes and their own families. I felt a warm excitement inside of me from the knowledge that they are well on their way to fulfilling those promises. Now as they become adults, they bring wives, future spouses and their children with them to the table. We have young faces at our table once again and it is wonderful to see the new faces of promise.
Pete with Lillian's shoes!
I think Lillian was telling her uncle what she thought of me taking her picture while she was eating!!
I just love those blue eyes!!!
I'm not sure what she does better; eat or wear her food but she looks really great doing it!!!
That is my beautiful niece, Alexis playing with Joel!
Joel's granddad, my brother Vin is helping Joel take show off his shirt!! That writing on the shirt states, 'Lock Up Your Daughters!!'
We can see why his shirt has that written on it!!! Joel was smitten with Lillian. Well, the kid has great taste!!!!
AHHH, safe in mom's embrace!!!
Lillian, Joel and their mothers; Laura and Andrea.
Have you noticed how Joel isn't taking his eyes off of Lillian???
You could just tell this was going to happen lol!!!
I know we all wish for lives full of love and prosperity for all the children!! Look at these faces! How could you not???