I have a very large family, at least by today's standards. Of course 50 years ago that would have been different. But, I digress. I must say raising a large family was not always easy, fun, or inexpensive. What it was though was relationship building, life giving, and supportive. The family creates a dynamic that is very difficult to break. When there is an occasion like Father's day or Mothers day or some other holiday it always involves much organization, and effort to get everything in place. When that social situation is set though and the kids and grandkids get together it can and usually is a wonderful thing.
Thanks to my wife and children for making yesterday special.