My dear friend Rose passed away two years ago this very day. At the last minute, we felt inspired to gather a group of her friends together and do a Rose-style potluck meal down along the Conestoga River, complete with china, tablecloths, flowers and candles - exactly the kind of event Rose might have orchestrated and delighted in.
(I think my Dad would have been pleased that we dined on his mother's lovely china....)
What a beautiful, lovely, special evening!
God prepared the way for us by arranging for perfect weather, a lovely available picnic spot, and open schedules for ten of Rose's friends and family members to gather together. He even arranged a perfect assortment of delicious food - we couldn't have come up such a fabulous menu even if we had tried!
The food was simply amazing....
I so wish Rose could have joined us, but we could feel her presence in so many ways;