Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tea Time!

My daughters and me
The ladies of our new church hosted a Tea this past Saturday to welcome my daughters and me to the church.  We had a great time and felt very embraced by the ladies.
I got to bring and use one of my own favorite teacups that my oldest sister gave to me.  It's my favorite Old Country Roses pattern.  There were many beautiful and unique teacups.  I enjoyed hearing from the women who brought a favorite teacup, the story behind why it was a favorite teacup.

Each lady that came was also just as unique and beautiful as all the different teacups. They looked so gorgeous wearing their hats and gloves.

The music minister's wife also read from the book If Teacups Could Talk by Emilie Barnes which is one of my favorite books. I am a big fan of Emilie Barnes who in this book encourages readers to embrace and pass on to others the gifts of friendship, tradition, comfort, celebration, and imagination...all with a cup of tea.

As we shared tea together and began to get acquainted with one another I felt very blessed to have the opportunity to serve alongside this group of ladies.  I am so grateful for the gift of friendship and the wonderful friends that I have made over the years in the churches that we have served.  I am excited about the new friends and church family that I have now and am looking forward to getting to know and love them.

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