They came on a Sunday afternoon, even though they have their own families to spend time with, their own homes to enjoy, their own day of relaxation. They came even though this is my 7th baby.
They came in casual dress, which was required by the invitation, pajamas were encouraged and a few showed up in pajamas to keep me company in mine. They came to eat croissant sandwiches and grapes, coleslaw and chips and drink homemade cherry limeades.
They came to talk labor and delivery, babies and friendship, homeschooling, private schools and public schools. They came and talked books, movies, music, children, husbands, jobs and the fact that life is just hard sometimes. They came to hang out with me and my girls before this baby is born.
Physical gifts were not allowed. The only gift I wanted was their presence in my home on a Sunday afternoon. These moments seem so ordinary, but each time we say “yes” to another, they become extraordinary.
If you blog, share a blog post containing your gratitude list, grace story, or picture from the week. You could even choose one from your archives showing the movements of God’s grace in your life. Link up here on Fridays for “Moments of Grace.” If you don’t blog, share your grace moments in the comments of Friday’s post.
Blog or no blog, let’s visit each other and listen to our grace stories, the mysterious and unique ways in which God moves and works and lives in each one of us.