My niece posted a photograph of our great big extended family on Facebook with a comment about how much has changed in the five years since we all stood so happily together on the day of her wedding. Every person in the snapshot is indeed profoundly different than we were back then. Sometimes it is difficult to even imagine all that has changed since we stood so proudly together.
The most obvious differences in each of us are purely physical. The children have grown in so many ways. My eldest grandson was still a boy back then and today nobody would mistake him for anything but a man. The baby in one of my niece’s arms will be going to school for the first time in the fall. For many of us the lines on our faces and increased girth on our bodies demonstrate that we are slowly but inevitably growing older. Continue reading “A Moving Picture”