While waiting for one of my own kids to fly in…
Monday December 24th 2012, 12:28 am
Filed under: Friends,Life

It was a homecoming at church amidst the annual celebration of the Christ child, the timeless mixed with a time warp again and again, seeing this family, then that one over there, and then another. And ohmygoodnesslookwho’shere!!

We’d had no idea any of them would be here much less that they’d get to cross paths and see each other. California, then Missouri, then Salt Lake for one family–now there’s a random-sounding set of uprootings. There were people who’d grown up here, people who had lived here when their kids were little and now were back visiting family for the holidays, all of them finding themselves surrounded by old friends, arms open forever.

This child was born after her family had left–but three wasn’t too old for a cheerful game of peek-a-boo, ducking between her daddy’s legs. That child still loves her hat–and is in college now. Another, middle school and braces.

Welcome home! Joy and wistfulness wrapped in the words in pretty bows.  It was so good to see them. Y’all come back now, y’hear?

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‘Tis the season! To meet new friends, old friends, and have a joyous time!

Comment by Don Meyer 12.24.12 @ 11:31 am

Wishing a warm and happy holiday to everyone!

Comment by DebbieR 12.24.12 @ 1:26 pm

Merry Christmas! I’m glad you’re finding joy in lots of familiar faces.

Comment by Channon 12.25.12 @ 7:12 am

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