Today was the family reunion for my mothers family. There we many people there and actually many people missing for various reasons. All in all it was a good time. Before the reunion my cousin came by. She went to see her daughter who turned 12 before she came by. We chatted for awhile and I gave her some clothes that have outgrown me.
At the reunion she got to visit with many people she had not seen in some time and had no clue she is about to start dialysis. She explained that my brother and myself would be getting tested to give her a kidney. Many others offered up as well. Love was felt big time. There tears, smiles and hugs from her as the breeze blew through the park.
The kids played in bouncy houses and at the playground as adults chattered about their lives and of those of their children. There were people who had not seen each other in decades look in amazement seeing how little kids had become adults and even grandparents. There tables after tables lined up with homemade and store bought food. You could smell several homemade salsas of various heats, pasta salads and chicken made every ways. Meat and napales sat in a tin container and everyone waited for their taste. Carne asada was on the grill and drinks were abundant. There was the beautiful clinking sounds of horse shoes and the laughs from all.
There were many camera's capturing smiles from adults and children. There were children with snow cone stained faces as music from the like of The Mary Jane Girls and Marvin Gaye moved along with the branches of the trees. To see so many people come together after so many years was a good thing. I am happy my little family is part of that tree.