Tuesday, 4 December 2012
in just three weeks...
About four years ago, I discovered the children's book 'The Relatives Came', written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. It describes 'the summer of the year when the relatives came' and I honestly can't read it without crying. It reminds me so much of my family spread all over the place and the joy which we take from their visits.
Here are a few snippets to set you off too!
'Then it was hugging time. Talk about hugging! Those relatives just passed us all around their car... they hugged us for hours... You'd have to go through at least four different hugs to get from the kitchen to the front room. Those relatives!'
'We were so busy hugging and eating and breathing together.'
'And when they were finally home in Virginia, they crawled into their silent, soft beds and dreamed about the next summer.'