Saturday night we had a family dinner with Stella and Mary, our guests. I’d cooked a roast in the crockpot all day since I’d heard they love beef stew. By the way, they were so easy to please. Fruit and bread in the morning, pizza and Chick-fil-A for lunch and a variety of things for dinner.
That night I asked if I could give them some clothes and assured them the other families would be doing the same (and they did). I also had a few necklaces to give to the other women. Stella’s smile brightened and her shyness faded as she stood in my bedroom parading in front of a mirror. Diamonds are overrated! I am now convinced clothes are a girl’s best friend.
On Sunday we collected fall leaves and pressed them in wax paper for Mary. She loves fall leaves. One of her dreams in life was to see them and here she was in NC in October. Now she could take some home! We went to church (here we are in our cafe-terium sanctuary. Our church meets at a school).
Earlier that morning I sensed God wanted me to ask my mom if I could bring the girls by to meet her before they left. She invited us to stay and then spontaneously made this delicious meal. My mom’s a great cook but she is usually very shy about having people over. I had not even considered this idea. It was all HIS!
Mom beamed with joy the whole time we were there. think God is preparing her heart to be a grandma to some sweet African girls. I watched such a beautiful outpouring of love as she gave the girls a tour of her home, which looks like a quilt museum. She showed them quilting magazines and gave them each a quilted gift. Look at the details of God’s plans. Stella’s favorite color is pink and as you can see, Mary is crazy about leaves! She almost cried.