After the Party

I’m sitting in a quiet house the morning after our graduation party for Elena. Everyone else is still asleep.

It was a wonderful party from many perspectives, but the one that matter most is Elena’s – and she was happy. Very happy. “Epic,” she said before going to bed last night.

I’m sitting here very tired and not quite ready to face the rest of the clean-up. But also feeling very grateful.

To my mom for the help cooking and setting up. And Doug and Mary who helped in various ways. For all our friends for making it a great afternoon and evening by their presence.

And I also sit here giving thanks for God for the gift of family and friends. Well, and also, for holding off the rain until late in the party.

I give thanks.