My 1st Annual Garden Potluck and Harvest Share....that no one RSVP'd for! Well 2 out of 17 did!
Elizabeth and I toured my garden and looked at a few of my new garden,canning and homestead books! We blessed the food (Jackie lead us in the Johnny Apple Seed song) and began to eat. It was already 6:20!
Then it was time to wait!...Who would come?.... Would anyone come?
I almost didn't care if anyone else came because it was so refreshing to sit in my very clean house, eat and visit with my friend Elizabeth! I was quit relaxed and very content! Listening to soft music....taking in the delightful smells of burning candles and the cinnamon & cloves from the simmering spiced tea was very therapeutic!
But at about 6:30 the door bell rang! I could hardly wait to see who it was! Yes...I did run through the house to answer the door! lol (I knew I wouldn't trip on anything because I had picked up)
Beans,tomatoes,scallions and zucchini were among the harvest shares!
Homemade salsa and taco dip with chips, potato salad and raw green beans with blue cheese dip were among the other eats!
We had a great time! In fact we had an AWESOME time!
The first gal to arrive(brought a friend) has a son in my sons 5th grade class (the co-host's son is in the same class too.) My son went to her son's birthday party last weekend that is how we met.The friend she brought was her pregnant neighbor that needed a break from her toddler.
Another guest was a mom I had invited just hours earlier in the parking lot of my daughter's preschool! Once she was here I found out this mom is homeschooling her 3rd grade daughter this year and her 4 yr old son is in Jackie's class at the preschool. She also has a 4 month old boy!
Another guest was a long time friend and my Tastefully Simple Consultant with her 5th grade son!
We did not just talk about gardening. We talked about birth,nursing (3 of us still are nursing our little ones!) We talked about homeschooling among other things! We all really hit it off!
Elizabeth and I invited our new friends to sign up for MOPS! The first meeting of the year is next week!
So....I now have a homeschooling friend with kids of similar ages of mine! We plan to do a few field trips together....the zoo and wildlife park! I can bring in 3 guest free to both with my membership!
God really knew what he was doing!
The Lord truly blessed my gathering......because I invited HIM to join us!
The Lord is always standing near by.....waiting for an invitation! HIS personal invitation!
HE arrived not only in my attitude but in the hearts of each of my guests......
showing HIS beautiful face!