When the phone rang this morning, I answered, even though I didn’t recognize the number and only vaguely recalled the last name.
It was my cousin! (with her fairly new married name) That may mean little to you, but I come from a big extended family. My mom is the 3rd of 10 kids, and there are 34 of us grandkids on that side, spread out by 30 years and 5 or so states. With our spouses and our children (7 new babies born last year alone!) the family numbers are rapidly approaching 100.
I love my big family!
The thing, though, with a big family is that unless you live close (which I do to many — thank goodness!) there’s not a lot of daily chatter, casual chit chat, or calling to ask a random question. Our meetings are generally saved for weddings, funerals, Christmas, and sometimes Labor Day. For a family our size, I’d say that’s pretty good. But still… it’s easy to feel out of touch.
Getting an out of the blue phone call from a cousin I generally speak to once or twice a year? Catching up on her new baby and the Christmas cards I still haven’t sent and our pets and starting a garden and all sorts of random casual talk? That was a Finer Thing!
And it made me think that I need to do a better job of keeping in touch with my family!
What finer things are you celebrating this week? Link up and let us know! Please link to your post and not your homepage. Also, leave a link back here so I don’t have to be a big meanie and delete you.