I had such a fun time on Saturday! My good friend Mrs. O, (who is also a pastor’s wife) invited me to attend her church’s Mother ~ Daughter luncheon. Mr. C kept the three younger kids so that Bookworm and I could enjoy a special day together.
The theme for the luncheon was Cherish the Memories. The items on the communion table represent momentos of days gone by. The table centerpieces were simple and elegant. Mrs. O is a very talented lady and a gifted decorator! She had some great helpers, too. Many of the ladies displayed family photos in keeping with the theme.
Mrs. L, one of my best friends from my home church in Florida, was the guest speaker. She shared her testimony of what she’s been through the past few years. Her husband (my husband’s best friend) was the youth pastor at our home church. He was really on fire for the Lord! In the fall of 2003 at the age of 28, he was diagnosed with cancer. He went home to Heaven just 4 1/2 months later, leaving behind his loving wife and two sweet babies. Mrs. L knows first-hand what it’s like to have your hopes and dreams for the future shattered in the blink of an eye. She encouraged all of us ladies to cherish each moment we have with our families and those we love. Needless to say, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room when she was through speaking!
After the luncheon was over I had a chance to do some shopping in the area with Mrs. L. We enjoyed having a chance to visit since we only see each other a couple of times a year. After an hour and a half drive back home, Bookworm and I were two tired girls, but we felt very blessed to be able to spend the day with good Christian friends.
We had a first-time visitor in our services on Sunday, so you-know-who will be baking cookies this week. 🙂 It’s always encouraging to meet new folks and have an opportunity to minister to them.
This week will be a busy one for me. Tonight we have our monthly ladies’ fellowship at church, and I’ll be spending the next few days preparing for our Mother’s Day luncheon at church scheduled for Saturday. I still have two more areas that are in need of spring cleaning, and I hope to finish them up by Wednesday.
On the homeschool front, we only have two weeks of lessons left–yeah! We’ll be doing some unit studies and review over the summer, but our official school year will end in just a few more days. The kids have already started the countdown.
Even though this is a very busy time of year, it’s a good kind of busy. I have two of the world’s greatest job titles: pastor’s wife and homeschooling mom. I’m humbled by God’s goodness to me, and I plan to cherish and treasure the moments God gives me.
I hope you all have a wonderful week!