Tuesday night, we had our last monthly meeting of the year for our homeschool support group. This time, instead of our usual meeting, we celebrated with a celebratory tea! Michelle and Kim and the rest of the moms who set all this up must have put a great deal of time and energy into it! And the yummy tea was provided by another homeschool mom/business owner, Mari.
Kim shared a personal story that encouraged me; Michelle reminded us that one of God’s names is El Roi, the God Who Sees (Genesis 16:13) — so even if your family, your kids, or even your husband doesn’t seem to notice all the hard work you do, God sees it all!
We had tea and scones, caught up with old friends, and made a few new ones. It really was a wonderful time of encouragement. We all took home a favor: a little wooden birdhouse, with a verse that says “Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.” Psalm 84:4
We were also told to stop by and see Michelle or Kim on the way out for a couple of “happies.” One was a lovely little cardstock paper with verses to provide “Encouragement Along the Way.” Another was an envelope with our name on it. I opened it to find a hand-written note from Ken, expressing his appreciation for all I do, and letting me know he does not take me for granted. What a wonderful gift! I was thinking, as I drove home, that probably not all of the ladies there received one of these envelopes. Some may be struggling with marriages in crisis. So as I drove, I prayed for them. And thanked the Lord once again for Ken!
On sort of the same note, I keep waking up with this song in my head, and it reminds me to be thankful for my wonderful husband! (Bonus: the video even has a cool old camera in it!)