Spending time with my family is what I cherish most about this time of year. Remove all the presents, the decorations, the food and crazy schedules and it all boils down to time well spent with my loved ones. I love catching up with all the cousins and aunts and uncles and seeing how the kids are all growing up way too fast. There is nothing like looking in to the eyes of the youngest one there and seeing your grandma’s eyes looking back at you. That is amazing!!
My family hails from southeastern Kentucky. Yep! We come right out of the holler’. My mom and her sister and two brothers were raised in severe poverty. However, you would never know it if you met them. My uncles worked in the coal mines and I can honestly say that I’m proud to be a coal miner’s daughter! But I’ll save that for another time…
I get so excited as the evening closes in and the coffee gets poured while we all gather around to hear the stories of old. Sometimes we pull out old photo albums and that will spark a story which inevitably leads to another story. I love it! I would say to anyone reading this…if you are blessed enough to still have your grandparents then run…don’t walk…as fast as you can and ask them to tell you about what they did for fun when they were young. Ask them about the price of gas or bread…better yet, ask them about their mom and dad. You have a treasure in front of you just waiting to shine!
Go and make a memory today….