In our family we do celebrations. We celebrate all occasions, the big and the small.
We celebrate weddings and graduations. We welcome a new life with great joy and yes, celebration. We all come together, crowding into the hospital room, to share the new parents joy and to welcome the precious new life our family has been blessed with.
We celebrate birthdays, no matter how young or how old.
We gather in our home. Sometimes it’s just family. Sometimes we include close friends. We share a meal together, setting the table with great care, including flowers, candles, whatever it takes to make the event feel special. The menu is planned with great care to include the personal favorites of whoever is attending. Of course, there is a special desert and presents.
The goal of the celebration is for those involved to know how much they are loved and treasured as a part of our family. Life wouldn’t be the same if we couldn’t come together and honor them on their special day.
Not only do we celebrate birthdays. We celebrate preschool programs, dance recitals, sporting events.
We plan ways to make our time together fun, special, memorable. On hot days we have watermelon, blow bubbles, fill up a kids pool to splash in.
On cold days we light a fire, make hot chocolate, bring out the pillows and blankets so we can all snuggle together.
Our celebrations do not have to be elaborate and expensive. They can be small, simple, filled with things that are easily attainable. We use our ingenuity as a resource to create an atmosphere of festivity, saving our pennies when needed.
Sometimes we celebrate for no reason at all, just to enjoy our time together.
The importance of our celebrations is to spend time together in a way that is filled with love and laughter, sharing and caring.
It’s important that we spend as much time celebrating life as possible. Celebrations enrich our lives, give us purpose, and strengthen relationships. Celebrations take an ordinary day and fill it with joy and love.