Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Monday, March 24, 2008

Fellowship with Friends

Friday night we had a wonderful couple who we have gotten to know quiet well invite us out to dinner. We though to ourselves that would be nice to fellowship and get to know some more people at our church.

We all met at his little bed and breakfast that was absolutely beautiful. There were nine total and my husband and I really only knew the couple that had invited us. From the moment we got there until the moment we walked out of the door we had a grand time. The conversations were so rich I wanted the night to never end. I loved being with all of these people. We did not just talk about the weather and minimal things, we spent time talking and sharing and learning from each other about our Lord. It was awesome. My husband and I left there saying we have never been with a group of people who were not afraid to talk about deep issues. All of these couples are about 10 -15 years older than us and I see such wisdom in all of them.

To end our wonderful night we came to to a very awesome babysitter. This young lady is 16 years old and my children absolutely love her. She is a woman of God already. Her ministry is to babysit for couples so they can get a break and she does not charge anything. This Friday night I tried to give her some money since she watched our kids for 6 hours and she just looked at me and said, " I won't take that I get paid by my job and that is what my job is for." Remember she is only 16. I thought what an awesome girl she really is just wanting to serve and help people out. My husband who doesn't really pay attention to these kinds of things even said something. He came home and said, "Wow she is a great kid. I told her thank you for watching the girls for us and for staying so late for us." This is what she said,"That's O.k. You deserve it. I hope you guys had a good time." I just want to tell her mom you are doing a wonderful job raising your children to love God and serve him.

So that was our wonderful night that we had fellow shipping with friends.


Mommy Dot Com said...

I wish my husband and I could have joined you. I would have so much fun talking to you, I just know I would!
Much love,

Heather said...

I am so glad you had such a wonderful time:)

Thank you for the kudo's on Samantha. While I appreciate the praise....we all know that God is the only reason she is such an awesome young lady!!! I am truly blessed.

Love you!

Becky said...

What a wonderful young lady! May God richly bless her!!! She must have some awesome parents who've taught her to be 'others' focused!
Sounds like a wonderful evening!!! : )

Sniz said...

Wow, I loved the way you described this evening and wow, what an awesome thing to hear about a 16 year old having a servant's heart like that!

Nana C said...

ok. you may have two comments, something did not connect. Anyway, fellowship with people who are like minded can make your conversation more naturally as to who all of you really are, not to be showy though. Food sounded great too. I can't wait to meet Heather, Samantha and the whole family. Love Nana C

Tanya said...

Susan, I am so glad that you and Mark are making friends with people in your church. He so blesses us through other people. Take care and have a great night. Tanya

Toni said...

What an awesome blessing in every way. We had a babysitter like that too. Sadly, we met her in the spring of her 18th year, so she was only with us for about 5 months. She was beautiful in every way. Physically, she was as pretty as a girl could be. Spiritually, she was head over heels in awe of our God. And she was mature and gracious and well mannered and modest and.....sigh. How we (and our children) miss her now that she's off to college.

Heather said...

Sounds like an awesome evening! I love hanging out with other Christian couples.

And what a babysitter! She must have a momma and/or grandma that pray for her. The best kids I know have prayer warriors constantly lifting them up!

Lori said...

I'm glad you and hubby were able to have a real date. And with other Believers - iron sharpening iron. And to know and love those that are watching your little ones. What an extra-special blessing!