Breakfast With Nieces

This morning my family met for breakfast at the Black Bear Diner in Emeryville, California. We don’t get together as often as we used to, so it was great to see everybody today. There were 7 of us at the breakfast table today: Me, my father, my brother, my brother’s daughter, my sister, my sister’s daughter, and my sister’s husband.

My nieces Natalie and Shannon.

Today’s breakfast gathering was the first time since August of last year that we’ve had both of my nieces in the same room. It is great to see them together, but I’m always glad to see them separately too.

I hope that another year won’t come and go before the entire gang comes together again.

Our family gatherings are always great but they never feel whole now with the absence of my mother. She would have loved to see her two granddaughters today.