On Wednesday evening after dinner at Charlotte's . .
we drove the distance between Winnipeg and Steinbach and arrived at Betty's home.
Her John ..had our bags tucked in our rooms.. .which her daughter Allison had helped her prepare.
OH. ..such care.
Beds made and welcome gifts .. .
towels rolled and water ready.
In the morning ..
Betty and John were up early ..
making us pancakes. .and pots of coffee and making it all seem effortless.
Before lunch. .
we visited the Mennonite Museum and found ourselves back in the era when our parents arrived in Canada.
After lunch. ..we headed to Ten Thousand Villages where we signed books for another two hours.
We arrived back at Betty's home to find her dear girl Brenda and her sister Norma making us dinner.
We laughed. .and ate. ..and visited and felt the love between our dear Betty and all "her" girls.
They left us a table of evening snacks which took us late into the night. . .
and Norma left us a stack of crocheted dishcloths to share.
And what of those that we came to see?
We are so grateful to each person who buys a book.
Whether you are in here in our home town. ..or Winnipeg. .or in Steinbach ..or in Kansas . .Europe or South America.. .
all of you are appreciated.
Without all of you ...
there would be a handful of children fed between the ten of us. .
but now. .the possibilities seem wonderful and our dream once just a flicker . .
has grown to a flame that glows!
all for now. .