Monday, February 20, 2012

Family (Dysfunction) Day

This "Family Day 2012" is nearly done and it has taken me and mine for a ride.  I can't help but think that we are not the only members of a family who have experienced this day in more ways than happy.

We have engaged in heated conversations, comings, goings, walks in the sun, shared hot chocolate, enjoying time spent with those that are home, missing those that aren't, dealing with life's administrivia for the kids that are home for "Reading Week", eating left-overs, watching down-loaded movies, and remembering again all of the things that we adults need to worry about on behalf of our children...who don't yet know what they don't know.

That said, we are healthy, we are functioning, we each have a reason to get up in the morning and tasks to fill our days.   We care deeply about each other, we continue to extract great joy from being with each other and our beloved dogs, and we have a deep sense of our family, to our extended families, and to our friendship families. 

It has not been a rosy day but we have managed to scrabble together the parts that are good - each in our own way.  Today's highs were high and the lows were low.  Life is good.