This past weekend, I had the immense priviledge of attending my first official family reunion. I always love any excuse to go up to Mohawk, NY, but this was a new and exciting reason to visit. I grew up far away from family, so any encounters with extended family were considered a rare treat.
And it really was a treat. It was so cool to meet relatives I had never encountered, and try to puzzle out the family tree. It turns out that my great great grandparents were the ones that connected us all.
Roughly one hundred years after my great great grandparents journeyed to the US for the first time, their descendants gathered to celebrate the wonderful family they created. We hung out from morning until dusk, catching up, playing games, eating and generally enjoying each others company. It was one of those rare perfect days that I know I will cherish for the rest of my life. We sp I really do feel lucky to be a part of such an awesome family, full of such loving, kind, and hardworking people.