It is a day of thinking and reflecting and, I guess, wondering about life in general.
Today my oldest son Adam (well three minutes older than his twin brother Aaron!) is celebrating his tenth wedding anniversary with his wife, Tonya. Oh, I remember that day so well. Tonya was a family friend and it was easy to just pull her into the daughter-in-law genre. She was my first daughter-in-law. I count on her whenever they visit from St. Pete to become the kitchen fairy! I congratulate them on this day.
Abe married Kristin next in Portland, Oregon. He met Kristin on 9/11 in Santa Barbara. Their two little girls are beautiful, but oh so far away. He is my youngest, and I often find myself calling Jonah by his name.
Aaron married Karen here in Angola on a cold night in January outside in the snow and cold. The reception was here at my house. I filled the house with roses and dinner for all involved. It was a happy night as well. They live close by with continual raids of my refrigerator.
I think of my children often. They are all college graduates and work in different fields. They are all successful with their work and their lives.
I am glad to be a participant in their lives in whatever way that I can.
Here are a few photos, not many, to celebrate this day of family.
|Matthew, Jonah and I at our Valentine's Day supper.|
Mengting took the photo.
|Here is Abe with his two little sweethearts, Holly and Brianna.|
Abe and Holly were dressed up for the Love Bug Dance.
|This was Adam and Tonya's engagement photo taken ten years ago!|