Gather, I love this word. For me gathering means, resting, laughing, sharing, eating, listening, and connecting. I think of a family I know and how every time I see them together, they circle up. They find chairs, tree stumps, benches, anything it takes to form a circle and they talk. While they wait, they talk and laugh, remember and love.
I want to be the family that does just that. I hope with each moment, this gathering becomes a rhythm that will eventually form as part of us, not just around the table but in those waiting moments of life when time goes slow and patience runs thin.