February 2008. I just found this in my waiting-to-be-finished blog drafts. I always have about 20 things "in progress" and since my parents were just here, it caught my eye. I know I am waaaaaaaaaaay late posting it, but here are a few rememberences of the hottest, most humid week ever at Big Lake State Park in northwest Missouri, but a wonderful time, nonetheless.
We are so grateful that the whole Ross & Norma Moslander family got to attend the reunion this past summer! The attenders were Ross the Boss, Mrs Moss and all the little Landers, the original 5: Jeanie, Joey, Timmy, Tami, and Danny, along with their spouses (also all "original! ha!) and the 15 grandchildren (plus the 3 "new" spouses so far) that we have given to them, AND 4 great-grandchildren! (the 5th was on the way in these pictures)
We laughed and cried and feasted and danced and swam and fished and paddled around on a little boat and ate and remembered and honored and shared and prayed and encouraged and ate some more and antiqued and sang and worshiped and got caught in a most awesome and fierce thunderstorm and played and ate again.
Joe's wife, my beautiful sister-in-law, Robin, made rich coffee and from-scratch cinnamon rolls early one morning for all of us grown women and led us in studying the Word together and praying for each other – the "older" women of the family praying with and encouraging the "younger." One night we all gathered in close to worship and pray together and Dad Moslander preached a little and Dave P. led us all in the most amazing and beautiful harmonies, if I do say so myself, just singing praise to God.
Our "party" night in the special events center to honor our parent's long marriage (50 golden years!) and ministry included lots of photo sharing and video and special music and twirling to romantic music before Aunt Tami brought out the funky stuff and showed us how to really get a groove on, while wearing my mother's rose-patterned wedding dress.
The days went too fast. It was a blessed time. How I adore all of these people.
Whether they are blood or by your choosing, I hope you will surround yourself with family and enjoy them all your days!…Jeanie
NOTE TO SELF: Stay in better touch like I promised I would. This is my family. This is my lifeblood.