about The Table Today.
I have always loved a beautiful table, not just because of what is seen, but because creating a beautiful table and beautiful food is a labor of love and a prelude to the fellowship that follows. I'm not talking about whether the table is ornate or the food has the right umami. It could be a picnic blanket on the ground, a simple rustic table in a field, or an elegant table at an event. It is about valuing and enjoying others.
Recently while my husband Doc, and I were in Austin visiting our wonderful daughter Kaitlyn, her partner Mitch, and their two boys Liam & Beckett, an interesting conversation ensued that inspired the launch of "The Table Today." This conversation began with the importance of the family table. Whether gathered for a meal, or just a spontaneous moment where you find yourself sitting at the table with someone, the significance is often missed.
We talked about the potential impact of what happens for those who have gathered. The dialogue included the topics of honoring others, imparting wisdom & self-confidence to our children, and the transformative power of the table.
The conversation stayed in my thoughts. I reflected on my own childhood and the things that were enjoyed, exchanged, taught, resolved, and experienced when my Mom, Dad, and five sisters came to the table. I recalled the fun I had with friends while meeting over a meal.
I thought about the countless moments, activities, conversations, and general sharing of life that happens everywhere as people gather at the table. I was inspired. Consequently, I invited my daughters Nic & Danielle to join me, and "The Table Today." was born.