I’m All In On This

Image Description: A spread of foods at a potluck. Public domain.

At the beginning of the month, I reached the two-week period after my second vaccination, and after a very long wait, I jumped back in to do certain things I haven’t done in more than a year. In fact, I just returned to Michigan after visiting loved ones out of state, and that trip felt glorious.

I loved so many aspects of that time, but perhaps I was most grateful for the occasion to have shared meals with people I’ve missed for a very long time. Now that I’m back home, I’m going to continue making an intentional effort to keep that going. There is something so special in sharing meals with people you love. It is at once, simple and sacred. I’m grateful for the connections, community, and kinship.

I never want to take this for granted again. And I’m all in for more!

Renee Roederer

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