My mom though has always made it a point to invite not just her children and spouses, but their parents, and siblings as well. I have to say, it makes life so much easier and enjoyable not having to "share the day."
My father in law drops off the HUGE turkey at my mom and dad's a few days before for preparation. Then he goes home to cook the Cuban Ropa Vieja. Rick's sister Angela, and her husband John bring appetizers. Rick, Alyssa, and I bring deserts. Not only every one brings food, but we have wonderful culture and no one leaves without tons of food to take home.
Then as you sit and visit with all, its like you live there. Jim, John, and Rick are sneaking playing Xbox..lol, the kids are playing, and it's time to just breathe and enjoy the company. Zero stress. None.
After dinner, kids are mingling with the adults, and it's time to show them the "Elf Yourself" video I made of the kids a few days ago. We were laughing so hard.. I wasn't sure about showing my mom and dad one I made of them disco dancing, lol, but my dad laughed so hard he was crying.
It was that moment when I posted this on my SocialScope:
Great day, great company, grateful for family. Love days like this...
I realized that this is how we are meant to live every day, not just once a year. I know I take life too seriously. Today proved just let life happen. Enjoy the people that are meant to be in your life. Family. You cannot deny that there is a reason God chose them to be in your life.
It is a true blessing, and grateful day, to witness this today. Stillness, but not alone at all.
Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.