sweet conversations

We had a wonderful time at the MCC sale.
We are grateful for the opportunity that we were given to sign books that MCC and Ten Thousand Villages sold.

I didn't take very many pictures but when I looked at this one...
I smiled at the memory of the conversation.
 Anneliese who was sitting beside me was chatting with my grands.
The grands of the Mennonite Girls know already that we each have special friends that they recognize from the books.

When we run into each other with our little children in tow..
there is always an effort made to engage the youngsters in conversation.
There is encouragement and kind words...
smiles and sometimes a gentle touch.

I remember being a small girl and certain conversations with grown ups that made me feel special and valued and how I can even remember where those took place.

It made me pause to think about the many times kind words have already been spoken to my little grands and the blessing that is to them.
It made me smile to think that someday...
long after the Mennonite Girls hang up our aprons...
there will be blessings that live on in the memories of our little ones.

Thinking on these things...
just added to the blessings of the weekend.


  1. A picture says a 1000 words. Your post brought this Scripture to mind ~ Prov. 16:24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Have a blessed week. Pam

  2. A good reminder not to leave the children out! This photo makes me wonder what the conversation was all about...

  3. I always talk to my friends children. It is an important part of my relationship with their mothers - to care about their children or grandchildren. My friends have become dear to my children as well, and now as my girls are young women they have independent friendships with several of my friends, that will be lifelong friendships.

    It's such a blessing!


  4. Such loving words from you and a great reminder of the importance of sweet conversations! I see some of your other loved ones in this picture too. Hope the book signing was a huge success.

  5. A sweet picture of inter generational conversations. A sweet reminder in your post.

  6. Ahhh...you captured a very sweet moment, Lovella. Love it!

  7. Sweet picture and even sweeter the conversation with young children. I think there wouldn't be so many problems with kids today if more adults would take the time to talk with them....They really are a delight...I love talking with my grands, the ones that are talking already, and also with my two new grands...What a delight...
    Thanks for sharing.
    Love from NC

  8. Her hair is amazing!

  9. Such a sweetie! Yes, we had a little conversation about the band aid on her knee. Your post reminded me of how special some of my parent's friends made me feel. Something good to remember.

  10. Aweee. So sweet! And such a good reminder to engage the wee ones in conversation. Thank-you.

  11. Awww - such a sweet moment! I remember my parents' friends who made an effort to talk to me too - it meant a lot.

  12. The picture captured my attention before I'd read the words, and I thought 'how that sweet little one is enjoying her conversation with Anneliese!' Those moments plants seeds to last a lifetime.

  13. I can see why you love those conversations....it gives me the same feeling when I sit with older women and they show me how to make things with their hands....and they at the same time 'share their hearts'

  14. That little blonde..tugs my heart strings every time! The conversation looks quite intent. :)

  15. I know I cherished the friendships of the friends of my mother and benefited from their prayers for me and my generation. So happy to see such friendships forming with the grands too!

  16. Isn't it fun when you capture moments and not just pictures? What a sweet little blond she is! I agree with you about the great importance of adult/child conversations. I remember some moments when that took place in my life too. I am trying to teach my grandchildren the importance of eye contact when adults talk to them. I like this post!


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