I have spent a little chunk of my time trying to think of a good sharing time for tomorrow, and as I have been doing so I keep getting lost in random thoughts. One of which was the Hall Family song we would sing at the end of each yearly reunion. I havent thought about that song since I cant even remember when. But for whatever weird reason it popped into my head today and it made me start laughing. I mean who the fetch even came up with that song? And who the fetch gathers around in a great big group of aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, parents and siblings and sings a little good-bye song each year? Wow, we are a little nuts.
But at the same time, its really kinda dear to my heart. I have such an amazing family- really really amazing. Talk about one of the greatest gifts one can be given, not only my immediate family-my incredible parents and fabulous siblings, but extended out to wonderful grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My dear grandma Hall passed away a few years ago, and since that time the annual Ansel T Hall family reunions are no longer.
But now, each summer we look forward to the B&B Hall family reunion. (my parents and siblings) Not only is it so great for me to spend that time with the ones I love most, but also these reunions are creating great memories for my kids. Its so funny to me to see how excited Kylie gets to see her cousins, just as I was always so excited to see mine.
I thought I would include the few lyrics I know so my kids will at least know a little bit of their heritage. So without further ado-- I give you the Hall Family Song:
(The Melody is to Edelweiss from The Sound of Music)
One and all,
we're all Halls
Family members together
We've had fun
Building memories forever
Ansel and Dorothy, they made the start
Joined our hearts forever
We're so glad that they had
Love that ends for us never
Family we will be
all together forever
if we all
heed the call
Jesus helps to do better
There might have been another verse or not, I dont remember. Nice song huh?
So I mentioned this to Daniel- that my extended family had a family song, (how weird that we have been married all this time and he has never heard that song) and he says that we need a Daniel and Kimmy Jackson family song now. Yeah, I'll get right on it.....