Reunion Bound

I’m up to my ears in excitement! My camera’s ready and squeals are on the tip of my tongue :) Family members from seven states will soon be hitting the road (or the skies), all of us bound for the same destination — our long-awaited family reunion in Branson, Missouri.

We haven’t all been together in over five years. By “we”, I mean Mom and Dad, their four daughters, and all of their grandchildren which now includes two great-grandchildren. Three of the gang will be meeting our son-in-law Shawn for the first time, and almost all of us will be meeting our newest family member (Adam and Lyndsey’s little Emmalyse) for the very first time. Sorry, Shawn, but I think Emmalyse will be the star of the show :)

I think I can safely say that eager anticipation rules the day today for our clan. We echo Paul’s words to the church of the Thessalonians (3:6b): “…you long to see us, just as we long to see you.” And that longing will soon be satisfied. Thank You, Lord!

And what about the reunion that awaits us in heaven? Yes, I’m longing for that one, too. How wonderful it will be to see our loved ones once again. But more than that will be the joy of finally see our Savior face to face. He’ll be the star of the show there, won’t He?

Are you reunion bound? Looking forward to that heavenly reunion? Until then, I hope you get to experience the joy of other reunions. Anyone else going to a reunion of some sort this year? Share your excitement with a comment. I’d love to hear about it!

*Flickr photo by Per Ola Wiberg~powi


  1. Cheryl,
    What a fun time you’ll have. I pray you all travel safely and experience a magical time together.

    Regarding your previous blog…Congratulations to your husband on his Grand Canyon challenge. We just booked a trip for our first visit to the Canyon and can’t wait…although we won’t be doing such intense hiking.

    Your husband’s accomplishment is inspiration that we can usually do WAY more than we think we can. Until we test our strength, we never really know how much we have.


  2. Kelli, thanks for your happy reunion wishes for us!

    You guys will love the Canyon. You have to see it to truly appreciate its grandeur. Be sure to view it at different times of the day — amazing what the differnt lighting will do. You might be able to do a day hike. We have a friend who hiked down and out in one day on one of the easier trails. Just take enough water and leave early to try to beat the heat as best you can. Hope you have a wonderful time!

  3. Have a wonderful time with your family and may the Lord bless you all with peace, love, joy, and the presence of His sweet Spirit.
    In Him,

  4. Thanks, Nancy! We are at our reunion right now and having a wonderful time!

  5. You must be having a ball at the reunion.

    Can’t wait to read the post reunion blog.

    Blessings to you and your family.


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