I wanted to make it special for her, so I set the dining room table with my fancy things!
I used the beautiful Johnson Brother's Rose Chintz china that I received from my husbands grandmother, Alberta, as well as my pretty ruby goblets and other pretty dishes and serving pieces. I also lit the candles!
Michele was working that day, so I made a quick and easy lunch and had it all ready for her when she arrived. I wanted her to feel pampered and special!
I made delicious turkey and veggie sandwiches.
These were actually quite simple to make and are so very delicious:
Two pieces of multi grain bread,
A little mayo and mustard
Thinly sliced turkey
Sliced mushroomsWe had peach flavored iced tea, Cheez-Its and grapes.
You know, times like this don't just happen, you've got to make them happen! I don't want to be a person who always says, "You should come over for lunch" and never really do it! I want to be a woman of my word! I really do love to do this for people too!
Michele and I talked and ate, and had a great time together.
And after lunch I served these special LU Le Petit E'Colier cookies for dessert! Oh my goodness, they are so delicious!
I'm so thankful for my friends and so thankful that I get the opportunities to bless them with a meal! It was a great afternoon!
I really feel called by the Lord to hospitable. I humbly feel that He has given me the spiritual gift of hospitality, although, I am not completely sure of myself and do not have a lot of confidence in this area. I also feel that I don't do it enough. I really like the idea, but I am a bit reluctant! While I have entertained pretty much since I was first married, I think this is an area of my life that will definitely expand when my children are all grown and gone.
"A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17a