.Surprisingly, I spent precious little time with my parents. Loose plans were made, and I assumed that they would camp out at my home, making day visits to other relatives and friends. I see now how that was presumptuous. They spent two days at my house, and have been staying with multiple hosts. I was blessed that they spent as much time as they did with me, my wife and kids.
.There were two major highlights to the past few days. First, is that I got to spend more time with my wife and kids. And second: there were two get-togethers, where Mom and Dad were joined by my five siblings and me. It is rare that all eight will be together in one place. That was a treat! They're in town for a few more days, and then it might be a year or more before I can see them again face-to-face.