Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We are Family

Great Auntie Sylvia and Riley, oldest and youngest members of the family

The grand Matriarchs of our family were here together last week.  As a Goddess, I am especially grateful that the oldest living relatives of the Seltzer family are MATRIARCH Goddesses.

Great Auntie Maggie and Great Auntie Sylvia were reunited again.  Auntie Maggie flew in from California for a two week sojourn with her sister.  We had the privilege of picking her up at the airport and breaking bread with her and Auntie Sylvia.  It was such a beautiful moment to see them reunited and hugging since their last visit when Uncle Jack passed away.  We ate some Italian tuna and olives and pickles on thick Tomato Basil Bread from Panera.  Auntie Maggie told me it was her favorite kind of meal.

Their coming together created some unexpected ripples in the family. Soul Mama came back to Florida earlier then planned. And Uncle Josh came to visit from the Big Apple to hang with the Aunties.

Noah and I decided to host a Sunday afternoon BBQ by the pool and invite the whole family.  We created an opportunity for a family group picture.  The last one we had was taken in 2000.  As you can see in the picture below - there was only one baby, Goddess In Real Life Alexandra. 

And here we are, eight years later.  This side of our family has been blessed with twelve children (eight of them here in our 2008 family picture).

Some of the family members of our clan have been out of touch.  Some of our cousins were not aware of how many we truly are.  And how we are growing - and what a beautiful new generation of cousins is being created.  Which was why Noah and I became ambassadors of peace in our families.  Tee hee!!!

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