We get bits and snatches of phone and FaceTime conversations to catch up with what's happening in our lives. These visits are great and are usually punctuated by wonderful moments when grandkids pop in to say hello or show a toy.
However, I really look forward to the times when I can get together with my son Justin for a beer to talk about what's going on in our lives. Last night, we did it at Urban Chestnut's Biergarten in St. Louis. Over a generous glass of Schnickelfritz we caught up.
We talked about our lives. We threw in a little about politics. Talked about family, including his sister-my daughter-and son-in-law who recently moved to Dearborn to connect with and help those in the immigrant and refugee community there. We talked about the future.
It was good. It was good beer and it was a good time of reconnection.
What about beer with my son-in-law? Same thing. These have been great times where we have gotten to know each other well and I left praising God for the great spouses He picked for my kids.