Saturday, January 12, 2008

the dining room table

Looking around the table at our rapidly-shrinking family,
Tyler says, “Pretty soon, this is going to be it.”
just seven of us
(how did this happen so fast?)
TJ moved out six days ago,
Lana will be getting married in less than 5 months.

Brandon suggests taking the leaf out of the table.
tears sprang to my eyes
(how did they get there so quickly?)

It’s nothing fancy, our table; in fact, it’s a piece of junk!
It was actually pretty nice once
before it became ours.
It was never intended to be
a use-it-all-the-time--every-day table.
It was made to be a Sunday-dinner kind of table.
But we aren’t a use-the-table-for-Sunday-dinner kind of family.

We LIVE at our table
we play games
we eat
we announce new family members
we talk
we do school
we share what God is teaching us
we celebrate - pretty much anything we can think of to celebrate
(okay - we eat)
we plan
we drink coffee - all of us
we laugh
we make things (mostly messes)
we cry
We LIVE at our table!

Take the leaf out??
Bite your tongue, Boy
I’m thinking about getting a bigger table!


  1. Haha, I wondered why in the world you were snapping a picture the other night. Cool post; I like ya'll's table. And agree that it's so much more than a place to eat. So much more.

  2. you know you are welcome to join our table for any reason, any time!
    love you both ~ mom


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