On Thursday we attended our first regular season Twins game at the new Target Field. Naturally I was ecstatic that the Twins trounced the Boston Red Sox, 8-0!
But even better was the fact I got to enjoy the game with my lovely bride, my sister, her husband (whom I hadn't met in the 4-1/2 years they've been married) and my youngest brother Ben. The last time I saw Ben was September 1998 when he was a 22-year old Marine about to be married. Unfortunately, the marriage endeavor lasted only 16 months. Nevertheless, it was great to see my "little" bro (I say "little", but he's actually 6'5"!!) after so many years.
As an added bonus, I had also learned that my long-time buddy Jon (along with his wife Amy) would be in attendance at Thursday's game. That too was a long overdue reunion, given that I hadn't seen them since their wedding day in March 1998. And if Jon ever told his wife about Spring Break 1991 in Fort Myers, FL (along with two other of our good buddies), she may have balked at such a reunion.
To top off the end of the week, I was proud to host a sibling reunion at our home Friday evening! There have been several occasions where there have been three out of the four sibs together. But all four of us have not been in the same room since December 1989 when our beloved grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Yes, this past week was yet another reminder of how blessed I am to have the family friends I do.