A couple of weeks ago we had the Smith Family Reunion at my parents' home in Georgia. It was so exciting to have everyone together in one place. Twelve kids under nine (eight of which are under 3) made for complete, but fun, chaos and an amazing amount of noise. They are all wonderful kids; however, I did escape to the laundry room several times to sit in silence. I felt like a proper mom. Today, my sister and I were discussing how something seems to be amiss in the group photo. We decided it's Granddaddy and Grandmother's absence. We sure do miss them. What a wonderful legacy they have left.