Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Counting Cousins

This morning in The Story about Ping , we counted. I took our little jar of coins and counted out two fifty cent pieces for his parents, pennies for his siblings and cousins, nickels and dimes for aunts and uncles. There was even a special little foreign coin for Ping himself. After counting Ping's family, we counted Hannah's relatives, too. Our family looks tiny in comparison. We only have three pennies in the entire family! And the other two are all the way across the country. But we are fortunate, because we are about to gain a new family member, my brother is getting married in October. it's fun to hear the tales of the two of them working out their kinks as they move towards celebrating their new life together. Simple things seem so monumental when we are starting off with one another. After being married for eight years, those little skirmishes seem a life time away. So today, I thank God for our ten little coins that make up Hannah's family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and of course her Papi and me.

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