This weekend we were honored to do a Celebration for a lovely lady who is near to having her 6th blessing. This was a long distance one, so we learned that it is a bit more challenging. It was very worth the extra work and efforts. We had been wanting to do an apple party with a small group of ladies just for fun and an evening out, but when the opportunity arose to bless another sister, we decided that the apple theme was given to us for her. We went with the apple theme and used the Scripture, "Keep me as the apple of Your eye". It's so exciting to see how He brings a theme to our minds at one point, and it may not be what we think it is until He reveals it's real purpose and who could be blessed by it. This one was no different than the others in that it was for this mother that we honored on Sunday.
We like to be as frugal as possible with our Celebrations, so we borrowed things from friends and family and took from our own houses to turn a corner of a gym into a quaint sitting area that would feel both homey and relaxing. The woodstove they just installed in the area worked out so nicely to bring an ambiance and glow to the area.
Enjoy all the pics. There's a lot of them! I'll give detail on things that are worth detailing.
I am still blessing the Lord for this wonderful time to spend getting to know more sisters and serving them in this way. There is a sweet presence when we use the time to serve and bless as opposed to play and party. We do enjoy playing too, but sometimes we as women just need encouragement from other women and that's what these are about. To put aside the way the world celebrates babies and to put on a more Biblical way of offering up a sacrifice of service to one another.