The Family Who “Trays” Together

Flickr Creative Commons: Lauren Baker

“From time to time, some well-meaning adult at church or on the news would preach the value of sitting down at mealtime to talk. But I thought that only applied to families who weren’t talking to one another all the time.”

When fellow blogger Cara Meredith at Be, Mama. Be invited me to write a guest post on an ordinary, everyday life, over and over again ritual of mine that tells a profound story, I immediately thought of tray tables. The mismatched ones we ate on growing up. The steely one Rush and I eat on now.

What at first glance might seem like a ritual for the conversationally inept is actually what keeps my family in tune.

I invite you to read the story here. 

And consider following it up with Andrea Palpant Dilley’s “Slacking Off and the Call to the Sabbath.”

Want to meet up this week? You can find me reading at The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC on Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:00 p.m. (*Note the new, new date) or The Book Parlor in Spokane, WA on Thursday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m. 

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