Thursday, April 26, 2012

Little Luxuries......

There are definitely days when we need to add relaxing moments and warming touches to a cozy place of refuge. I know working outside the home and even being at home as a busy Mom or woman that days are hectic. Trust me....I have walked the path of mothering a brood of children. The most rewarding profession around (to me) is being a Mother but whether you stay home or leave everyday for do have emotional needs. For me, the past few weeks have been up and down! Up when we rejoiced over the birth of our new grandson and the blessing of sharing this joy with his siblings and our daughter and her husband. This week though, my precious Grandmother has passed into her eternal home in Heaven with Jesus. My emotions have been tender, raw, and I find myself embracing the love of two generations. It has been a bit overwhelming but with praying friends, my trusty Bible, and the strength of The Savior.....I rejoice in His kindness and goodness. So.....I decided to do a little cozy tea and coffee time. Thinking of my darling daughter Kara in England and her love of tea time...... well......I indulged. I had been wanting to use my newest find, a little antique glass dome just perfect for two yummy cookies! I placed the dome on an antique French limoges I have had since Steve and I first married. The darling cups I purchased fifteen years ago at an antique shop in Jackson, Mississippi! The flowers are from my garden, the linens from my mother in law, and the sterling flatware from a shop in Newport, RI, purchased years ago. There is no doubt, all these little touches together made everything work together for a good afternoon tea time.....a perfect pick me up to a day spent thinking about those I love and have made, or are making, my life worth living! You see dear friend, God goes to enormous measures to bring little things that happen in our lives to a place of working it all together for good. Romans 8:28 says this much better! Each of us must practice the art of contentment, sometimes waiting for it all to fall into place. "Now Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content". I Timothy 6:6~9. Tea time helps the British to enjoy a tranquil and balanced spirit. It is a comfort time for them. I like that! I hope to share tea again with my American-British daughter. I feel better already!!!! Here's to Tea or Coffee! Have a blessed day my friends!

1 comment:

  1. Penny, my heart is with you today. What I love about God's character
    is that when He takes away, He replaces with something just as beautiful as the one lost............and sometimes just His Spirit is enough.

    When our relationships are born in the heart of God , they bring out the best in us, for they are nurtured by love. Don Lessin

    Hugs & Heavenly Love sent to you this week! Becky