seeking to be faithful to God in my life as a wife and mom
Monday, November 22, 2010
A Sweet Gift
Remember my friend who made me a wonderful meal and brought it by the day I started labor? Her name is Lora and she is my "Martha Stewart friend." She cooks amazing, gourmet, organic meals, decorates beautifully, and is very crafty and organized as well. I met her at the park 2.5 years ago and knew even before she told me that she was a fellow Christian mom, and we've been friends ever since.
Sadly, she is moving away in a week. I'm glad that she will now have more opportunities to see her husband (his job in Spokane won't take him away from home anymore) and be closer to her family but we will miss them a lot!
The other day she gave me her couch they no longer wanted (which happens to be really huge and comfy and match perfectly with our living room), a lovely entryway rug, some pretty houseplants, and tons of wonderful food from their freezer, including organic berries and veggies, butter, fish, and lots of elk meat! Yum!
She also gave me this sweet little basket purse with a hand-made scarf and card.
I love gifts that have special meanings behind them, like this one.
Lora bought this scarf from an older lady who is a dear friend of her family and an adopted grandma to her boys. She has no grandchildren of her own and lost her daughter to ovarian cancer when she was only 30. She makes these scarves to sell at craft shows for a scholarship fund they set up in their daughter's name.
The daughter who died of cancer was "a wonderful Christian example, always speaking of the Gospel and Jesus' love with all those around her up to the day she died."
Lora wrote, "I like to think of ladies I know who share her attitude, love of others, and faith and share the Gospel by example to those around them to give the scarves to."
(Pardon my super-fatigued look.
All photos of myself are scary these days,
but that's what happens when you are on the no-sleep plan!)
I can scarcely read the card without tearing up.
I have far to go in being a godly example,
but the legacy of that young Christian woman
who inspired the scarves will live on
as I'm reminded to be like her when I wear it.
And the sweet words that accompanied the scarf will remind me of a friendship that hopefully will carry on in spite of the miles between us.