04 June, 2009

Blessing of receiving

A missionary friend of my blogged recently about the blessings of receiving. It is true. We are on the receiving end of many gifts of varying kinds and it is a real blessing and joy. This afternoon we unexpectedly received. Last week a friend rang and volunteered to let our children play at her house this afternoon. In our minds we'd get them home for dinner, but when I dropped them off she said, "Why don't you leave them here longer and go on a date yourselves?" What a delightful, spontaneous suggestion. When you have three boys in a foreign country, those kind of offers don't come around often, so we took it. And we had a delightful, peaceful, adult-conversation-type dinner at a nice restaurant. Thank you Theresa. Thank you God for showering us tonight!

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