I wonder what they think of me. Do they wonder about my family’s ways? Are we interesting to them in ways that beg questions they don’t ask but I’d love to hear? My husband would say, “Annie, they are at work.” Still I wonder.
I drink up my coffee so I can go down for another refill when what I’d really rather do is pull up a chair and watch them all day. They’d surely be kind gracious but equally annoyed to have me underfoot. I want to invite them back with their wives and kids so we can eat together and talk and talk. But that would be weird I suppose. Business is our connection and it’s a good one. For now they are here and I’ll practice patience and restraint. No easy task for any kid on Christmas morning.
~peace & prayers, pastor annette