Sometimes, I sit on my porch with a cup of coffee and enjoy the evening's arrival.
If you were to drive by, you would think that I'm sitting alone, all by myself.
That couldn't be the farthest thing from true.
As I think back, they come and join me,
My Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, Cousins and other Kinfolks. who have gone on ahead.
We sit and talk, each with their own story, always ending with a laugh or at least a smile.
And someone saying "Yea, I remember that."
We remind each other of those things that was and should still be important in each of our lives.
Family, Integrity, Honor, Friendship, Loving, Caring and Giving.
We talk about the way it was, the way it is and the way we hope it will be.
I sit and listen to each of them and I smile.
I smile because I understand just how lucky I am
To be a part of such an amazing family.
Then, as the sun sets and the night takes over,
Then they stand and walk out into the darkness each turning and reminding me to "Remember".
And I smile again, thanking them and I give my promise to each and everyone of them,
That yes, I will remember, that I will never forget.
Merry Christmas Everyone, to those who are both here... and there...