Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The love of church family

Ortho-nerd that I am,
I was knitting and watching the
video that this
Orthodox librarian posted today
when I got interrupted by a call
on my cell phone.
Flower delivery for me?!?
from someone from my new 

This is how they came.
You can see the rain drops on
the outside...
it's been quietly raining today...

I love the vase/pitcher that they came in!
So lovely!
I immediately thought:
oh, I could use this for Pascha for our table...
since it is white...

Mr. Husband is going to love them too,
since we are both Dutch and
this is one of our flowers,
as it were...

I love the added touch of the
twine ribbon on it!

They are now making our table that much
more beautiful!
I was so cheered by this unexpected gift....
I've been thinking about church family
and what a blessing they can be.
When I broke my foot a few years ago
various people from church would visit me,
bringing me food, washing my clothes,
visiting me.
And now my new church family
is carrying on this blessing...
I am so thankful.
To say I am thankful for
Mr. Husband's love and care
during this time
is also an understatement... 
In between a great conversation with a dear
Ottawa church friend, knitting, naps, lunch
and a really good strawberry popsicle,
I am slowly re-reading Madeleine L'Engle's
a wind in the door.
It's nice to read something familiar
and something that is very affirming of life
and of goodness and of the necessity to
love one another.


Matushka Anna said...

How lovely! What a wonderful pick-me-up! (:

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Aren't they gorgeous!

GretchenJoanna said...

Oh, my, so perfect...a special gift for sure.

E Helena E said...

What a lovely cheery blessing!