Thursday, May 13, 2010


Reunions are interesting events. We reunion with family. We reunion with classmates. When we reunion with classmates and are "young" you often worry about what will other people think. Get about 20 years out from your graduation date and you aren't so concerned with how you look or what you do, you are just happy to see everyone.

I grew up with immediate family (grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins) all within a 3-4 hour drive, so we never had the huge family reunions other families have. Ours were mini-reunions - weekend trips to go skiing, attend sporting events, choir concerts and piano recitals. I had the good fortune to have my paternal grandparents live in our same small town so we saw them all the time.

Hope Cottage is planning a reunion and I can't wait. On June 6th from 2-4 pm at Hope Cottage we will have the 23rd Founder's Day Picnic. The event is open to anyone whose life has been touched by Hope Cottage. Many Hope Cottage Families are like the family I knew - birth families and adoptive families live close to each other and see each other with great frequency. Other Hope Cottage families travel the long road to Dallas, yearly, just for this event and the chance to "reunion". Whenever they come, Hope Cottage families reconnect with their past, their present and lay roots for the future. Plus we just have a ball! There is no cost to attend. We will have hot dogs, chips, cookies, drinks and entertainment galore, including a magician!

Spread the word - attendees can make their reservation by calling Michelle at 214.526.8721, ext 240 or e-mailing Come on down and "we'll leave the light on!"

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