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Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year's Surprise Visit

So, here we are, into the new year. I've been reading your blog posts and it seems everyone had a good Christmas. Ours was fairly quiet with all the family for the noon meal except two grandchildren and a daughter and son-in-law. One of the grandsons called from CO so we had a "visit" of sorts with him.

Popa gifted me with two new jigsaw puzzles and I waited until yesterday to work on one. Last night, after supper, I was working on it, and the phone rang. I heard Popa say, "Yes, we'll be here, come on over." And then he gave the person directions to our house. I asked who had called and he said, "The Mennonite group wants to come to our house and sing for us." I scurried around, making the room ready for visitors, but he said they'd probably stay outside; then, car after car came up to the house, and when we opened the door, a large group, mostly teenagers came inside out of the cold. There were two adult couples with them. And then they sang; oh my, what beautiful music! The voices of those girls were like voices of angels, and behind them the boys filled in with bass notes and one man sang tenor. They allowed me to sing with them and I was so happy to blend my voice with theirs.

After the young people left, the adults stayed and talked for a while. When the women found out that I have a quilt in the frames, one woman asked, "Can we see it?" And then, in spite of the fact that I was wearing jeans and they were wearing little bonnets, we just became three women, loving music and quilting.

This new year's visit was one of the most wonderful things anyone could have ever done for us and I'm thankful they came, bearing gifts of praise to God.

Charlotte

12 comments:

  1. Oh, Charlotte, that's just wonderful! Years ago, I went caroling with our church group, and it was so much fun. This sounds like a very special visit. What a way to start the New Year!

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  2. What a wonderful gift. And, I love it that you joined in with the caroling group! This is a warm and sweet story.

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  3. sounds so nice! I bet they might have been surprised to find a quilter in the house.
    Karen

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  4. What a wonderful surprise and how nice of Popa to agree to the visit. You might have missed a blessing. I am wishing you and yours a Happy New Year.

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  5. What a wonderful surprise for you!
    Sounds like a great visit by all.

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  6. What a wonderful story...and told so well! Best wishes for the New Year!

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  7. What a wonderful gift. I would have loved to had a similar visit to my woods home. Best to you this New Year...

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  8. I can't think of a more special gift than to be blessed with a chorus of angelic singing and making new friends. This is so awesome. :)

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  9. How wonderful! It just goes to show you that quilting has a universal language! Can't wait to see your finished puzzles! blessings,Kathleen

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  10. What a lovely surprise Charlotte. I can just picture all of you singing together, and then the women looking at your quilt. There is something so precious about sharing hearts. I'm so happy for you.

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  11. What a sweet surprise....Happy New Year!

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  12. A lovely surprise visit for sure. How wonderful to have visitors fill the air with beautiful melody.
    A wonderful start to the New Year.

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