It would never have crossed my mind to buy an inflatable palm tree.
My sister-friends had pulled a theme together, decorated tables and planned the menu. I was able to chip in with the general work and clean up, but the ability to turn a meal into a celebration came from their creative ability.
Now, I can cook and sew and do the job of feeding folks in large numbers. I can even throw a piñata and a sheet cake into the mix if called upon. But the joy of creating a festive atmosphere is a chunk that is missing in my makeup, and I know it.
My sisters fill in that missing chunk, and I’m so thankful to have them in my life. In their honor, this weeks list of Endless Gifts starts with them:
Pat and Sherrie and Kathy, my anti-stodgy chunk filler-in-ers
Creativity in all its forms
Inflatable palm trees :)
Hospitality at its warmest
Opportunity to share talents
Being loved in your lack
Smiles all around
Ice cream cake, donated by Maggie Moo’s
Mike and Steve, the guys flipping burgers
Gip, the famous praying therapy dog
The gentle music of Nancy’s harp
Our faithful military chaplains
The unsung heroes, our Nurse Case Managers
who work tirelessly for our Wounded Warriors
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
Numbers 6:24-26, NIV