Last night, I attended a family reunion (technically, it was an unofficial holiday party). It wasn’t a gathering of people who share no actual relation. But, we do share a bond.
Over the years, we worked side-by-side on some of the tri-state area and world’s greatest tragedies and innovations. We’ve also watched each other age, get married, have children and move on in our careers. And, unfortunately we even attended funeral together. But, no matter how far we’ve physically been pulled us apart when one of us calls, we all come back together.
I mastered a sideways slide with my cane to make it through the crowd of co-workers past and present. I cant drink because of all the medications I take for my autoimmune disease. But I had a great time. I’m grateful I was able to fight my fatigue to hug some of them, catch up with others, and tell many people how much their presence in my life has meant to me. I didn’t stop to take a lot of pictures (I stole a few from my co-workers). I soaked up the jokes, the laughter and just enjoyed the company. And, I thought about how glad I was that I got to wish each of them a happy holidays!
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