Had a lovely family party to celebrate what would have been my wife's grandmother's 100 year birthday. My wife has over 60 extended family and after over 10 years together I am finally starting to get to know her extended family a bit better.
A gathering of family
Blurring lines with In-Laws
How long shall we hug?
Do we kiss both cheeks?
How many goodbyes is too many?
It hasn’t happened yet that I’ve wanted to cry
Nor belly laugh
But consistent affection
Turns to joy on reflection
With amazement that we all get along
No black sheep who can’t carry on
Who love music
And fine wine
I am blessed by extension
We don’t choose who we fall in love with
And we less get to choose their family!
A family party
Feasting and reminiscing
With the laughter little un’s who roll in the garden
While parents chase and trip over toys
Keeping a side eye for danger
While elders lend their hands and calm
Memories and news exchange
The air becomes rich with nostalgia
Celebrating the matriarch
A Gamma who shaped us all
I hope you felt this day somehow
I love poetry.