Not five minutes after I walked into the kitchen to get serious about lunch preparation, my little brothers walked in the back door. I was not expecting one until much later, and I was not expecting the other at all.
It was such a delight to have them visit. They stood around the kitchen, talking to me as we prepared lunch. They played with my children. At one point, they stood side by side, each with a little child in their arms. They stayed after lunch, visiting and playing games and sharing interesting stories and jokes. They took my husband and I out to dinner. Then they hugged us and drove the hour and a half back down to the city.
It was a bright spot of joy on a dim, gray day. I don't get to see much of my family, vast as it is. We talk a lot, and harrass each other endlessly on facebook. But actually being around each other is a rarity. I love them all, and it ia a treat to be around them whenever I can.
I am thankful I got to hug my "baby" brothers today. I am thankful that they made the trek all the way up to see me and my family, for no other reason than that they love us.
What have you been blessed with today?