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I recently visited with family for my aunt’s 80th birthday. There were a number of family members there and some were missing. My family on that side of the family no longer gathers together for special holidays like we used to. Is it just because everyone is married and has their own families to visit with now on those holidays. It is so sad when family members lose touch with each other. This family gathering was a photo opportunity for some because like I said we don’t get together as we used too.
Family is such a treasured item in many people’s lives. Take the opportunity to spend time with family when you can. Family will understand if are at work but take the time out to visit and talk with family.
Sometimes family only sees the distant relatives at funerals. Why is it then we also think it is a time for photos as well. This is when everyone is together. This should be the only family comes together.
So it seems that on both sides of our family my side and my husband’s side we no longer get together for any holidays. My own immediate family does Christmas and Thanksgiving. What about the aunts and uncles or cousins? Both sides stopped basically getting together because of grandmother or grandfather that was the start of it all passing away. This should not stop a family being a family.
Memories I remember are the following:
** The women washing dishes together and talking
** Waiting for the turkey to be carved and get the skin
** The passing out of Christmas presents
** Eating family great recipes
** Uncle doing the coin trick behind our ear
Families need to be together once in a while to see each other. Not just on Facebook either. We should sit around and talk to enjoy the time together. We should enjoy each other’s home cooking like we used too. Share the recipes that people have made. Family gatherings is when we talk about family history.
Family is about love. Family should share good times throughout the year. We should all continue to build upon family memories instead of only remembering the times that we had in the past.
When does your family get together? Do you have a big family?
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