Nick came with me to the 1st Annual Fraser-Showalter family reunion. I feel so blessed to be accompanied in life by such a wonderful man.
After such an awful day yesterday, I was surprised at how awesome he did today. He sat up for a long time, and trucked it around the party with only one hiking pole. He managed to stay upright and social for several hours before finally taking a nap. He fell asleep under a pool table during the showing of old family home videos from when my Dad was a baby. 75 year old footage! I didn’t know they had cameras back then.
The reason everyone is wearing red is because each branch of the family was assigned a different color to wear. My Dad’s branch (he’s on Nick’s left) was red, if you hadn’t noticed. His sister Pat’s branch was blue, and his brother Hollis’ branch was green. I really enjoyed being able to identify everyone based on the color they were wearing, especially because it’s been years since I’ve seen a lot of these family members, if ever at all. I thought it odd to be “meeting people” at my family reunion, but I think a lot of families are like that. Everyone’s got at least one cousin they don’t know. Right? Some of us just have more than others.
Nick’s as much a part of my family as I am, and everybody treats him as such. I’m very grateful to have that love and acceptance of my partner. But honestly, who doesn’t like Nick?