29 April 2005


tonight i ate dinner at sean's parent's house. when i got there it was happy hour, which included a whole party by the time i got there. dad, grandma and grandpa oldroyd, grandma dunn, evan and joni, and jerry and missy. (jerry is evan's best friend, and missy is his wife. sean was gone working and mom was at a church meeting.) everyone is in town for the big day tomorrow...amanda's graduation! so after happy hour ended evan, joni, jerry, and missy all took off to go out to dinner, while the rest of us set the table for dinner.
dinner was wonderful. it was only clark (sean's dad) and all the grandparents, and myself. grandma dunn (charlotte) told stories of being a little girl, and of the depression, and of her late husband hampton. grandpa oldroyd told stories about his mom and dad and his grandparents. grandma oldroyd was a constant commentary on the evening, and on the cats, and of the day, etc, etc.
i felt so blessed. i simply soaked in the stories of my new family. they won't be around forever, and i love spending time with them. i love that i get to know his grandparents, and listen to their stories, and know about their lives. and i feel so honored the way that they pour out their love to me. when i came into the house tonight grandma dunn was in the other room so she didn't know that i hard arrived. once she noticed she said (now you have to say this in a little old ladies voice...but a little old SOUTHERN ladies voice) , "ohhhhh. .. well when did you get here? well you just come over here and give me a hug."
i love my husband, and my life is overflowing with the blessings of family.


Annie said...

the best part is that i can truly hear you doing an old lady impression!!!