Family

#SOL20
Day 22/31

A family doesn’t need to be perfect; it just needs to be united.

Anonymous

Today, we had a family “meeting.” My son initiated a family “Happy Hour” via Zoom, and at 4:00 my siblings & their partners, their kids & their partners (most of them), and seven collective grandkids were all online together in a Brady Bunch matrix.

Some were drinking; some were snacking, and some were coralling kids, but all of us were present for almost 40 minutes. There was the normal sibling ribbing, joking, and laughing. We didn’t really talk about anything really important, and there were some lulls in conversation probably because we weren’t used to being “together” but not physically together, yet it was still nice to be together.

When the session ended, I had this really warm feeling in my heart. We certainly aren’t perfect, and we don’t gather as a whole group except at some holidays and even then it gets harder as the family grows, but we are tight. I know that if I needed anything at all I can count on my family and vice versa. This is how family should be.

What really made me feel so good is that I know my mom and dad would be so proud of all of us. My mom especially always hoped that after she was gone we would still be close to one another. Mom, I am pretty sure you’re smiling down on us today.

7 thoughts on “Family

  1. I now your mom is smiling; our clan is doing a zoom cocktail hour today at 5:15, Lord willing.
    I’ve been missing your slices, Rita. I’m glad I came back today and found this.

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  2. What a great family memory. In a time when everyone is stuck in their homes all over the world, technology can be such a great hug across the miles.

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  3. We did a Google Hang Out with our adult children on Thursday evening. We don’t live near each other so it’s how we get together. We don’t do it nearly as much as we should due to time differences and busy schedules. Now that we’re less busy I’m hoping we do it more. I’ve also had the thought that I should do it with my siblings. So glad it warmed your heart. We need more things that do that right now.

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  4. We did the same thing tonight. The adults Zoomed (is that a term?) for about 30 minutes, and then, we let the kids Zoom for more time. My children loves their cousins. They laughed, ripped on each other, and then, at the end, said they loved each other. It was awesome. If we can’t meet with the family in person, this is the next best thing.

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