Rick and I went to a family visitation at the funeral home tonight for my nephew's wife's grandmother. As we were standing in line to speak to the husband and son and daughters I thought about how our family had dwindled since we first married.
The first few years we were married both our families seemed gigantic. Each holiday and gathering grew larger and larger. And then the deaths began, grandparents, aunts and uncles, parents and siblings. I realized that more of our family members are dead than alive. A sobering thought indeed.
When you are young you really do think that death is far far away and with each passing decade, with each friend and family member that dies the realization that death is not so far away becomes clearer.
Life goes on but the changes and the emptiness remain.
But on a much happier note, so glad to report that our new dog Hook seems to have made a smooth transition into the household. Taz and Calliou are more hospitable to him and he is learning the rules of the Watson house. Taz is still and always will be queen and Hook has accepted that.
Wishing clear night skies this week for the viewing of the meteor showers, a stress free Monday and an easy work week.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams