Finally last Saturday I could go back home. I hadn’t been back for Sewing Day since April, or was it March? And I was ready for some family time. Family time comes in different forms, depending on which part of the family is getting together.
By now you may know that Mr. Pat and I have been married for 32 years. Our home is in Denton, NE, shared with our two four-legged babies, Arapahoe and Xian (pronounced She-ANN). We call Arapahoe our rescue dog because she and her sister Cheyenne rescued us from loneliness while on a mission trip to the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. We can only imagine their heritage, being born on the rez. Cheyenne is now waiting for us at Rainbow Bridge.
About the time Cheyenne died, Xian was being born. She is half red heeler and half Chinese pug, hence her Chinese name. And interestingly, she looks and acts very much like Cheyenne. Same short reddish hair, same playful spirit and amazingly fast. It’s good to be living in Denton again … more family hikes down to the creek!
Mr. Pat’s daughter Leslie and her husband Glenn live outside of Clatonia, NE. Their pup Jessie and our two are due for a play date again. Every once in a while, we see Mr. Pat’s son Troy and his wife Jaime and our two grandchildren, Avery and Camden, who live in Chandler, AZ. Thank goodness for technology so we can keep in contact in between!
Sewing Day started a couple of years ago so my sister and I had a good reason to get together. Now we are joined by my niece, our mom, two aunts, and sometimes a cousin or two … to sew and share stories before the rest of the family comes at noon for potluck dinner. And more stories and laughter.
Loving God, thank you for our families. And the good times we have together. Amen.
Grace and peace … --Pastor Pat