(Plus, she wants to do well on the ACT so family dinner better be a priority, right??)
So that week, she got permission to leave work early and we had dinner, all five of us.
I had to take a picture because although we still do set the table almost every night for dinner, sometimes it’s just me and Dave and Lucy (Claire is at volleyball a LOT of nights). And I wanted to take a pic of that crusty bread I remembered to mix up the night before that is so yummy (recipe back HERE).
Here we are when I called everyone back after we were done because I forgot to document that we were ALL there.
And they were pleased about that as you can tell…
And we’re so happy that it is! But we are working to find that balance because it’s so easy in today’s day and age to let life take over and smoosh family dinner right out into oblivion.
We are fighting to keep that tradition strong in our shrinking family because I agree with that speaker in church. Not only will it help on that ACT test coming up (we hope!) but there’s nothing like having TIME to sit down together, talk about “happies” and “sads,” reconnect in this busy world, cell phones tucked safely in their charging drawer, and BE a family.
In a way, having family dinner is like sending up pure appreciation to God that we have each other. And I can’t thank Him enough for these people that I call my own.