I was not going to attend becuase I felt I would be tired and jet lagged from my return flight from South Africa on Wednesday, I was. However there was something compelling me to make thie trip. So I told Barbara we shoould go and she agreed. I was totally blessed as 6 of my 8 living aunts were there along with members of their families. Four of my siblings and there families and a huge host of cousins made the day something really special. The laughter, dancing, food, and sharing of affection between one another had me just looking at the relatives I knew and the ones I just met and saying wow! These are amazing folks, doing fantastic things and I was so proud! I could not take it all in till Barbara and I were driivng home and the reflections poured over me again and again.
I hope we will gather next year as some dream this future. Yet today I claim the Holiness of yesterday's gift to me and I my willingness to make the journey. I hope you had a spiritual time sometime this past weekend.