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Friday, April 20, 2012

Just Doesn't Get Better Than This.


I remember going back to my husband's home…first just the two of us…
and as we gathered around the table…all his family together…
He would survey and study this wonderful gathering, and He would say…
”It doesn’t get any  better than this.”
 We would politely grin and nod. 
Over the years we would travel back…
adding to his joy…one grandchild after another.

No matter how many places where added to the table…

His joy would be evident…His words more sure…
”It doesn’t get any better than this.”

Sometimes real understanding can’t come with out experience…
Now that our children are mostly grown…one about to go to college…
two married…one grandlove, one graduating from PT school….one left at home…
we now understand…
Nothing…absolutely nothing is better than everyone together again…
Together under one roof…
And now my husband and I …
With such joy in our hearts…
Echo his fathers words…
“It just doesn’t get better than this.”





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21 comments:

  1. what a beautiful story!!! nothing better than family and people together! thank you for sharing

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    1. Karen...thanks for stopping by...have a great weekend~

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  2. Ohhh, I can relate . . . LOVE the gathering around the table, especially now as we have adult children getting married, more adult conversations . . . and no, it does not get any better - just want MORE! :) I can't wait to add grandbabies!

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    1. Loni...oh grands are the best...I just have one but oh the joy they bring. Blessings to you~

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  3. You give me so much hope for the future.. and what I have to look forward to. All these years of labor and tears and sowing and growing will reap a wonderful, beautiful harvest...

    I just love seeing all those pictures of your precious gifts...

    Blessings and love to you...

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    1. Michele...don't grow weary in doing good...in due season...have a wonderful weekend~

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  4. I am loving all the pictures you used, Ro. Really brings the feeling of togetherness alive! And I know exactly what you mean as I hear my parents say it every time we all get together. which we strive to do often, but it just gets harder and harder to accomplish.... ;) what joy!

    Togetherness just gets sweeter over time, doesn't it.

    Hugs to you, friend!

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    1. Nikki...yes...I am a parent...and still a child...so no matter how how old our children are...parents love having everyone gathered together...my husband and I are the babies in our families(54) and our parents still love having their children around them...
      ((hugs)) back to you~

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  5. A precious reminder. We live far from our extended family, and when we do see one another there is such joy!

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    1. kimberly...thanks for stopping by~

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  6. A hearty agreement from me! Doesn't get better than being together.

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    1. Tammy...yes family is a true gift from God...blessings to you~

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  7. Amen! What a legacy and a blessing...Rejoicing with you...Blessed weekend to you and yours, Ro :)

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    1. Yes...I am richly blessed...have a wonderful weekend~

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  8. I love the full house! Thank you for you comments at Blog Schmog. :) Happy weekend.

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  9. oh, beautiful, Ro. i love th pictures of your family! what joy you all have together! i look forward to this when mine are older. love his words, "it doesn't get any better than this." blessings and love, sweet lady. xoxo

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    1. Nacole...I am sure you will have these moments as well....blessings to you~

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  10. I LOVE it too when all the family is together around the table.
    Our extended family is 750 miles away so it doesn't happen often. So when it does, I think the same thing. . ."It doesn't get any better than this.".....well......it just might be better when we all get to heaven! ;)

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    1. Kristin...yes this side of heaven...one day what a celebration of gather all the God's family together...that will be the best together we will ever experience. have a great weekend.

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  11. My heart beats as yours--nothing better than our of "mine" around the table. The noise of grands is music, the laughter of adults makes me smile.

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