“No dessert until you play ping pong.” That was my instructions to folks as they arrived for our Memorial Day Cookout. I’d worked all day cleaning house and even the garage, putting out chairs for some to sit and watch the ping pong tournament. However, no one took me up on the challenge. Some of the men joined my husband at the grill and ladies joined me in the kitchen setting up the dishes they brought.
It was then I remembered, we are seniors. You wouldn’t know by the food – I expected fruit instead of delicious desserts. Many among us had serious illnesses or surgeries in the last few years. Some had braved knee surgery, back surgery, throat cancer, pancreatitis and Parkinson’s disease. Spouses were stretched to care for their loved one. Our prayer lists followed each ones journey back to health. Survivors you might say don’t need to play ping pong to enjoy one another.
After dinner, reminiscing about funny military moments for those who served in the armed forces (Army, Navy and Marines) caused all to chuckle. The alligator story from a former Navy man amused us. My husband digressed from the military to tell a story from his policeman days about how quick draw McGraw shot his reflection in my new mirror.
Sharing our stories, while not burning as many calories as ping pong, caused laughter to help digest our food and joy remembering the blessings of God on our lives these many years. Then the chorus of “We Will Remember” came to mind. Chorus and link to this song is below.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
We will remember we will remember
We will remember the works of Your hands
We will stop and give You praise
For great is Thy faithfulness
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