A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A evening at Norm and Roses' home

I can't remember exactly, but it was at the first part of this
month. Our friend Rose and her husband Norm asked us to come over after
Sunday evening service. I thought it would be coffee/tea and cookies.
Oh no...
This, Proverbs 31 woman, was prepared. She had homemade split pea soup
that she had frozen and then had it almost ready to go. She had little sandwiches
Oh and of course before dinner, crackers with a salmon spread that her
son makes every year. For dessert we had a few things from the holidays to
include her fruitcake. NOW this is a GREAT FRUITCAKE.
I now have a copy of the recipe, and will make it next year.
Fruitcake gets a bad rap, oh but not this one
Think I will re-name it at the beginning because
of the stigma when I give it someone.
She loves candles. She lit some when we were there
She keeps the inside of her fireplace filled with candles.
So so cozy.
Oh her tree is gorgeous.
This is a 80 something woman that does all of this.

I love this look, I feel like I am in a Grace Livingston Hill book
when I am there. She does things with joy.
I love to observe and hopefully learn from Rose.
In dealing with her husband, Norm,
I have never heard her berate him, contradict him, no dirty looks.
She serves him lovingly and you can hear the love in his voice for her
he calls her *Rosella*...they have a rock solid marriage.
I know she has learned many things through the years.
I hope the Lord gives us many times together.
Rose, is a dear friend.
You would love her.

**Finally the anti's have kicked in and feeling better slowly
thanks for the prayers, emails and your concern.


LDH said...

What a blessing to have such a dear friend ~ her loving heart is evident in her home and hospitality.

Connie said...

I truly am glad you're feeling better, honey.

What a wonderful way to spend time with people you love, chickee..... It all looks so lovely.....


Kristi said...

They sounds so sweet. I like good people!


Michele said...

Sounds like a lovely evening with a good friend.

Glad you're feeling better. (o:

Lady-in-the-Making said...

How beautiful!

I am an AVID GLH reader (reading 'Finding Jasper Holt' right now!) and I know just what you mean.

I pray that I can be a 'Rose' in my 80's. All she does is amazing. How God has blessed you with such an amazing marriage as an example!

Susan B said...

Rose and Norm sound like a wonderful couple. What a blessing to have them in your life. I'm glad you had a lovely evening with them.

theshepherdshouse said...

Hi Deby ~

I love it when you share about Rose ~ it is such an encouragement to me!

Blessings to you,

Donna said...

The pictures are lovely. What a wonderful experience to be a guest in such a home.

Maxine said...

I wish I could meet her. What a rich, full life she has. This is true hospitality and grace and a wonderful way to serve the Lord.

BECKY said...

Sounds like a lovely evening and a lovely friend. But then I suspect she thinks you're pretty great, too! Thanks for sharing you blissful evening with us!
Sleep tight...and sweet dreams!

Maggie Ann said...

Your friend Rose, sounds like such a wonderful person. And, I loved your reference to a Grace Livingston Hill book. You brought away such a sweet memory of your evening. Its been pleasant to visit your blog tonight as I come over from Sabine's.

Abounding Treasures said...

What a delightful visit with a very special couple :o)

I love hearing you share your visits with Rose and all about how she is a wonderful example of a Proverbs 31 woman!

Blessings to you Deby as you are feeling better!