We just finished hosting a family gathering for a week. My parents were there, as well as my brother, sister-in-law, and their two children.
It was six very full days, a wonderful visit. It had been four years since we'd seen my brother and his family, as distance and expense had hindered us. Our kids had never met. All the same, it was an amazing time.
We played games, we went on outings. We watched the kids play. We played with the kids. We worked together. And last but not least, we ate.
The boys were so sad to see their cousins go. My oldest, in particular, was very downcast for a while. We mustn't let four years pass again. Still, we soaked it up while we could.
Family. Cousins. Togetherness.