Sitting in a cozy room packed with family. Watching several conversations happening at once. Being part of the conversations, and sometimes just observing and listening. Bursts of laughter. Children giggling and playing. The ebb and flow of people moving between rooms and finding a new place to sit or stand. The delicious aroma of food wafting around. Clinking of glasses and more laughter. Feelings of love and belonging are clear and strong even if not said aloud.
These big family gatherings nourish the soul.