Celebrations (marking occasions) are not always the "biggies" like birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or holidays.
Sometimes a celebration can appear ordinary on the surface, but underneath, it is a grand celebration of friendship, of family, of fellowship.
~ Like when Joanne and I go out for "mama coffee" and talk and linger and laugh till we cry...for hours.
~ Like when my mom and sister and various and sundry daughters go on our annual Christmas shopping trip or get together for lunch.
~ Like Sunday afternoons with family.
~ Like an "everybody bring something" soup lunch with our church family.
~ Like the Pie Party.
Every Sunday evening, there is a Pie Party down the road at my mother-in-law's house.
One day, almost a year ago now, my sister-in-law made a sweet potato pie and some of the family gathered at Mom's house to share it.
That was the beginning of the Pie Party.
There isn't always pie.
Sometimes there is coffee cake, sometimes apple crisp, sometimes coconut cake. Sometimes the treats are home baked. Sometimes they are from Sam's Club.
It's a "come as you are" affair. It's a "come if you're free tonight" kind of party.
Mom always makes coffee. She surprises us with the vast variety of mugs in her cache. And with the variety of tablecloths. (Some could now be considered "vintage"!).
There may be a few around the table. Or we may have to bring the kitchen chairs into the dining room.
Always there is talking, lots of talking. And laughter.
Connection between a mother and her children. Between brothers and sisters. Between grandmother and grandchildren. Between aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews.
The Pie Party is a celebration of family.
What are some everyday occasions that you celebrate?
This is Day 21 in the series CeLeBRaTe!! Click ~here~ to see more.