sometimes i’m just blown away by community. today was a scary day for a friend whose daughter had an emergency health issue. as she sought answers and dove into focusing on one of her dear ones, we’d been planning a last-minute get-together with another family, mutual friends of us both. when i asked what we could do to help, we learned she needed a pick-up for her son so she could focus on her daughter. as the third mama and i worked out the details, i thought what a privilege it was to be trusted with an “extra son” for the afternoon, for each of us.
it does this mama-heart good to know that when we need it, we have “family” nearby to love on our kiddos, to hold them to high standards, and to encourage them to be all they’re called to be.
and when we spend time together as families, our kids have the opportunity to see other families in action, and gain respect for other adults. and sometimes, we parents have the opportunity to learn a thing or two. 🙂
and of course, there’s always food…
we loved these so much, we made them today and we’re making them next week for turkey tuesday. come back then for our customized version of the recipe!
(winter sangria from rachael ray – family friendly and healthy, too!)
of course i couldn’t leave a delicious recipe alone. truth be told, pomegranate seeds were freakishly expensive, and i couldn’t bring myself to spring for them no matter how much i adore them, so we floated raspberries in the sangria. which, when you put your tongue into them as you drink your sangria, will give you a little “zing!”
we’re loving the idea of doing “sunday supper.” i think it might become a regular happening around here!
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