Big families, especially blended families, are something that is very special to my heart. Coming from one myself, I know firsthand how hard it is to get everyone together. In fact, the first time my whole family (6 siblings and their spouses) were together was 3 years ago. Before that, it was over 10 years! Granted all 15+ grandchildren weren’t able to make it but still…it was quite a special event.

I can’t imagine how full this Mama’s heart must have been to have everyone together around Christmastime; laughing, arguing, playing games, chasing a baby around, just being present with each other.

Time passes by so quickly. It’s so important to have your family moments documented.