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.