A table for two

Published 11:00 am Sunday, May 14, 2023

After marriage, it was a “table for two.” It was a major transition but one wrapped in romance and a new kind of wonder.

A table for four plus my parents, making it six, became the next request as our young family grew.

Time plus marriage equaled growing families and larger table settings. A table with lots of seats and the usual request for booster seats became the norm when our families gathered outside our homes.

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“How many?” With growing grands, their friends, along with additions of great-grands, that question needs a headcount. I smile with “grand” pride over the blessed growth of our family and the blessing of being mobile and healthy enough to be a part of family assemblies.

The “together” times never grow old even as Othel and I realize aging is a constant companion. As I observe our changing environment and the challenges facing our younger family members, my mother’s heart knows each member must have a personal, saving relationship with our Heavenly Father. They must learn that such a relationship requires a regular, set aside time to individually meet with our Creator. A table for two will always mean the key to spiritual power and a “dining” experience like no other.

Letters to Camille Anding may be sent to P.O. Box 551, Brookhaven, MS 39602.