Tuesday, May 17, 2011

leftovers and tea

(Most) of the Ladies of Group #3 at the Seminary Wives Fellowship Tea
May 3, 2011

Left over blueberries at the seminary.  
Seems simple and insignificant, right?  But in it I see a great unexpected blessing. 
At least, for Annaleigh, anyway.
Mike gets paid bi-monthly.  Which is not a complaint.  Just a fact.
This fact has it's limitations.  For example, our grocery shopping schedule.
Not only does it dictate when we go, but what we buy when we buy it.
Back to the blueberries, sort of.
They are one of Annaleigh's favorite foods.  So, naturally, at each grocery shopping trip, they are a priority purchase.  But also, naturally, are the blueberries' tendency to get eaten quickly once they belong to us.  They barely last three days (and we even get the big container).  My little girl could eat them until she's..umm..well..blue in the face.
So I was quite thrilled when a few of the seminary employees decided to share their leftover blueberries with anyone who would fancy a taste -- because they didn't want them to go bad.
You don't have to ask me twice...or Annaleigh.
It was our pleasure to "help" finish them off.
And since no one was around except our family, finish them off we did.
Blueberries:  simple, seemingly insignificant, and unexpected.
But a blessing just the same.

Oh, and those ladies you see up in that picture.
They are a far cry from simple & insignificant.
They are actually one of God's greatest blessings to me...
...even more so than those leftover blueberries.


  1. i love those kinds of blessings! so glad you have such a good group of friends and supporters in Christ - they sound like amazing women :)

  2. Does AnnaLeigh like smoothies yet? Here's a recipe that my girls really enjoy called Blue-Pear Smoothies. One 15 1/2 ounce container of pears (drain juice), 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, one 6oz. container of blueberry OR vanilla yogurt and 3/4 cup milk. Put it all in a blender and blend until smooth. It makes 2 to 3 servings.

  3. Thanks Linda! I will definitely try that ;) Sounds de-lish!


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