Monday, January 9, 2012

New Year's Day Family Dinner, continued...

Before beginning today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I would like to apologize for keeping you waiting so long.  Thank you for bearing with me!

As you know, after standing too long, walking too far, bending too much, lifting too much, I was in terrible pain.  Pain that actually made me take pain medication.  This is something I rarely do, because I have had so-o much physical pain in my lifetime, that I have learned to deal with it. 

However, when I cramp up like that, I know I need to take something.  Even if it is just to address the inflammation issue.

Once my family arrived, and after praying a blessing for our time together, all God's blessings to us and of course for the food, we began with veggies and dip. 

Then, the main part of the meal was placed onto the serving table, so that it would be served, buffet-style.  As my family members filled their plates, I telephoned my friend K, who lives in my building. 

We had prearranged that I would call K, once the food was ready and being served.  She came down, filled a plate and returned to her apartment, because she didn't want to barge into my family celebration; those were her words, not mine. 

Well, I know she wouldn't have been barging in, but it was K's decision,  So, before she left, I introduced her to my family members who had not yet met my friend.

Joining the crowd, I looked around.  My heart was filled with joy.  Happiness.  Gratitude.  Thank you, Lord!  Thank You, Father, for blessing me beyond how I ever thought I could be blessed!

Even though not everyone was with us, I was grateful that at least half of my grandchildren were with me and my daughters!  Together, we enjoyed the feast I had prepared, along with great conversation and some laughs.

Before my company left, everyone chipped in and helped clean up.  It certainly was a lot less work cleaning up, for me!  Thank you, my loved ones!  I appreciated all your help.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of our family group!  Oh well, I'm praying that for me, this will just be the beginning of many, many family occasions, blessed by God. 

Hopefully, God blessed you with family time and a great meal celebration at the beginning of 2012! 

May God bless you, and your loved ones!

Until next time...

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