We’ve been planning this for weeks. And tonight, after all the guests have gone and the dishes are in the washer and the trash is taken out, the tables are stacked in the garage and the chairs are folded, it is over.
The food was good and the talk was sparkling. But there was more that went on here tonight than just some Corn Hole and some cupcake eating.
We enjoyed friends and family who have been with us in good times and in bad. We celebrated a milestone in our son’s life, sure. But we also experienced love from people who have invested in our lives over the years and miles.
They are the ones who have laughed with us in the good times and cried with us when life is hard. They are the ones who support us in our journey and strengthen us when we struggle.
Today’s party was a reminder that we are not on this journey by ourselves. We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witness who can hold our hand in the dark times and skip along side us in the joy.
I’m so very grateful for these men and women whom I love and who dearly love us.