While you are packing, cooking, driving, eating…
Be sure to include some moments.
Pause and take in the scene.
Look into faces, listen to voices, hug people, ask questions.
I call this the “pregnant pause.”
It will give birth to a treasured memory.
Stop, look and listen before some of these folks are gone.
Then you will have only photographs.
Enjoy all that food, but relish your time with family.