It’s Christmas day,
Our family is large, 13 children, Keith and I and 26 Grandchildren.
I birthed 3 children and other mothers from impoverished situations gave us the joy of giving a future to their children.
Some of children had been abandoned at birth, others were in dangerous situations, and some that I can’t even explain.
When you have a large family, your social live revolves around other people with families the same as yours. It sure wasn’t easy, and yet we had the most amazing experiences.
For the past 40 years there has been a camp at a lake some 4 hours from home. It was hot, we ate communally, and we had a wonderful time. The only way to keep cool was to sit in the lake which afforded some wonderful images.
Keith and I are now 70 and our children have their own families. 2017 is the last year of the camp and as we remember the wonderful times we remember the friends in our group who are no longer with us… but they are still our heroes.