Labor Day Weekend – A Gift From God

I think we can all agree that we would love to  all work a little less and play a little more. Life is so short and unpredictable. Labor Day Weekend has been celebrated for years now at Mercis’ family home, hosted by her mom Nina and dad Andy. Long ago we were a large and mighty group sadly through the years we have lost some loved ones. Happily we have also added new young faces. I was not sure how my mom would do spending the afternoon out. We told her when she got tired we would take her home. But she was happy  happy to be with everyone and we stayed until the end. It is a blessing to  gather together and celebrate a day in a life. Labor Day. A bittersweet day letting us know summer is coming to an end.  We were supposed to meet on Sunday, but due to the rain we meet on Monday afternoon which turned out to be a beautiful day. We started early because school started the next day for the grandchildren and most of us had to get up for work on Tuesday.

We enjoyed  delicious food and some Bloody Marys served up in copper cups designed for Moscow Mules but we were among friends and so we let our hair down. No formalities allowed.  And look who turned 65 this year Uncle Jimmy!!

There are some people in life that make you smile a little bigger, laugh a little louder and live a little better.  Never let them go.

Thank goodness for birthdays, natures way to tell us to keep eating cake. And can I say how  happy I was they picked an ice cream cake!!!  Here is  Christian helping Uncle Jimmy make a wish. We will miss summer and as the leaves change colors, we are getting ready to welcome autumn.

and people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of  their Labor for these are gifts from God. Ecclesiastes 3:13 Happy Labor Day!