It’s good to belong. It’s healthy to be part of something bigger than yourself and even your immediate kin (you know, the ones who live under your roof or did at one time). And when you leave that family, your father and mother and cling to your spouse, and start your own little fam…before you know it they are off, leaving and cleaving and the group keeps growing.
|In all our silliness!|
The Cousins Reunion, as we call it in the Henning family is a fairly new gathering. Our first reunion, here at “the farm” was originally planned to be an 80th birthday party for the patriarch of the Henning clan, my father-in-law, Bill Henning. Sadly, he passed away in April of 2001. Still, we went ahead with a gather on his birth date in August of 2001 and the Cousins reunion was born. So our reunion is 12 years old! Gosh, Bill would have been 92 this year. I’m sure he’s delighted to have inspired this special family time, just wish he could have been part of it.