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with my sweet family that the Lord has blessed me with
and the day in, day out things that we do.
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Friday, June 4, 2010

A special lunch for my friend...

The other day I had a special friend over for lunch. Michele and I have been trying to get together for quite sometime, so we finally just picked a date and I invited her over for lunch.
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
Swiss cheese
Sliced cucumbers
Sliced tomatoes
Sliced mushrooms
We 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

Hugs, Sharon


Jan Parrish said...

What a treat that must of been for her. You are a blessing to so many.

Rita said...

Aren't friends wonderful? It is always such a pleasure to sit down to a meal and talk over old times! You had a lovely table and a wonderful spread for her!

Sue said...

You have shown your gift of hospitality, very well Sharon. Everything looks so pretty, and I know Michele felt very special.
Enjoy your evening.

Randi Jo :) said...

aww that's soo sweet. she must have felt soo pampered & so special. It looks so much better than any restaurant you could go to!

I can't believe that even you are a little intimidated by hospitality and have to work at it. I can't believe you don't have confidence in this area! You always seem like such a natural. Glad to see it's something many women battle. I thought it was something you probably did all the time! :) Thanks for sharing your life. It really is a sweet life you seem to have and I enjoy following your posts. Really inspires me in the role of mom & wife... I know that it must feel like just yesterday the boys were little. I have a 4 year old boy going to kindergarten in the fall (booohoooo) and a 1 year old little girl.

Your boys seem so sweet & happy & that they love & respect you.... I pray we have such a loving family that loves to still be together even after they've "left the house"

enough rambling :) take care

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