Indeed, saw all our kids. After dinner, only one son missing, but he'd been here earlier, and we were all sitting around the living/dining room---I was overwhelmed listening to our children laugh and make fun of one another. Showing off in front of their wives. Silliness. Loud. Our house gets very loud. We have to warn newcomers of that. Sometimes I see dazed looks on the faces of folks who've never been here when they get all cranked up, but the wives were prepared. Loud it is.
Anyway, I could feel my eyes tearing up, so very thankful that we were, most of us, all together. Full of a good dinner, and just being family, which is what it's all about.
I called the dogs and went outside. I just needed to sit and take it all in. Had my cry.
Seems the end of the year is a new start. I'm ready. Husband was watching a cop show, Blue Bloods with Tom Selleck and at the dinner table scene, which they have each show, a comment was made about ignorance being bliss. They were in agreement and I am as well. I know too much about our kids' private lives. Accidental knowledge. Didn't go hunting for it, but it happened in my lap. But you deal, and we have.
I was able to bless all of them. Hug and say a prayer. Marked our doors with hyssop before they came, prayed over the meal both before they all arrived and during at our meal. All the prayer some of our boys hear.
Just today. That's my motto, and I'm good with that.