The Harrisonburg Farmers Market is the place to be on a Saturday morning.
We were told the fresh doughnuts were a must try so at 8 am we happily munched away on a fresh doughnut and hot coffee while we waited for the crowds to arrive.
People are amazing.
When someone stops and says hi and we tell them what we are doing . .
and they open their wallets at the information. .."the royalties are going to feed hungry kids" ..
and don't even bother cracking open the book. .
we are touched by their tender hearts.
One dear woman was so happy to find she liked the book. . .
opening it up after paying for it.
We had met the staff at Herald Press the morning before ..
some found themselves being scheduled to help us by toting boxes of books and setting up tables. .
bless their hearts..
and some of them just came to be part of the fun.
We wished they lived closer. .
we enjoyed their company.
At noon ..
we were scheduled to sign at Dayton Market.
I was happy to find Star Anise and Anise Seed ..
spices needed for two of my recipes.
We signed books at the bookstore there.
The owner and his wife were so kind and stood and chatted while we sat.
The children's books were within our reach . .
so we selected a few books ..
and missed our grands together.
We spoke at the Park View Mennonite Sunday School class.
I told our story ..and Anneliese gave the Mennonite Russian History .. .101.
I love telling the story of what God has done.
He could have used any number of people to take this journey. .
of feeding hungry kids in this way. .
and yet he took us ten.
Blessed ..that is what we are.
After Sunday School ended. .we signed books.
One couple had recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and shared with us how they had picked a menu out of the book. .
designated recipes for the wedding anniversary potluck ..
and had a book on each table.
How dear is that?
Some of these people came by the markets or Barnes and Noble or Ten Thousand Villages and by the time we met them in church ..
we hugged. .
happy to see familiar faces.
On Sunday after lunch ..
we took the highway toward Lancaster Pennsylvania and found a beautiful Amish View place to stay for the night.
We went for dinner ..
enjoyed some fantastic Fried Chicken ..
and again . .
missed the grands.
Before we went to bed ..
we stood at the edge of a Amish farmyard . .
watching fire flies light up the field.
My first time seeing fireflies . ..
just another in a very long list of firsts.
This evening we will be signing books at Berean Christian Books in Lancaster.
I hope to see a few of you there!!
All for now . .