Monday, October 1, 2007

The Original Four

After 10 years, the original four have gathered once again for dinner. These are the original four members of my family; mother, father, brother and I. Dinner was around the kitchen bench. The same place where we had dinner, night after night, when we were growing up. After I left Brisbane 10 years ago, we never had the opportunity to all be 'at home' at the same time, until now.

10 years ago, I'm sure my parents never thought that the dinner conversation would one day be about cooking. The KIDS cooking. All my brother and I discussed was what we liked to cook and what we were going to cook in the next three weeks. My parents just sat there, listening mostly. My mother has been suspended from grocery shopping duties because all that will result in is 'Vegetables, with vegetables'.

There are three new additions to the family now and we love them all but it really felt very special to be that little family again. Laughing as loudly as we always have. Teasing and poking fun at each other. Mostly importantly, enjoying the rare company. I'll be enjoying a whole week of this and relishing every second.

8 comments:

number said...

Nothing beats family gatherings

John said...

Ditto on what Number said

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That's the family growing.

mjd said...

Hello Amanda,
Thank you for the visit and comment to my blog. I am glad that you had an opportunity to meet with your family again, and now you have some wonderful additions as well.

Surfergirl said...

glad you have the chance to bond as the original fantastic four! :)

Bilbo said...

Thanks to your post, I'm looking forward more than ever to the family reunion Agnes and I are hosting over the Thanksgiving holidays here (last Thursday in November). Sometimes we have to move away from our families to recognize how much we really love them.

Amanda said...

It is so good to read that all of you enjoy family life as much as I do. Its sad, but there are people out there who are less fortunate. Lets all cherish what we have.

Serina Hope said...

This is lovely. I know exactly what you mean.