Meet the Family

My family is a big one. Grandparents, 12 aunts and uncles, 19 cousins, my parents, and me. This year marks the first holiday season where we celebrate with four generations amongst us. We range in age from 6 months to 83 years. Last night, at the first of many gatherings over the holiday season, I watched as the newest member of our clan smiled happily as various relatives cuddled him. He basked in the warmth of smiles and embraces, smiling back himself. This year has brought two babies into our family, the first in 16 years. A spell was cast over my family, and it was a joy to watch and participate in. I wish you all the best over this holiday season, and I hope there is a child, or many, that bring joy to you and your family over the holidays.