“You have been my friend.
That in itself is a tremendous thing…By helping you, perhaps I was trying to
lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.
-Charlotte, "Charlotte's Web"”
A couple weeks ago our good friends from Lino Lakes invited us over for sushi–homemade. I felt like I was in a restaurant, using chopsticks and sipping warm sake (before this invitation I had no idea what that was! A great word to Google when in doubt.)
The delight for me that evening was watching Jordan try piece after piece, thoroughly enjoying the delicacy. I never knew a five year old would be so open to trying raw fish! Maddi wasn't as convinced to join in on the taste test. She did try one bite with a wrinkled nose and lots of water. Luckily she feasted on yogurt and granola as a backup menu item.
I don't know if there is any way my friends could ever know what that night meant to me sharing the new experience with my kids. What a blessing it is to be cared for and included and accepted. What a blessing it is to try new things or even old things in a new way.