Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Sarah Jo and Sarah Joy

Below is my newest tea treasure thanks to my "adopted" daughter Sarah. She is the REAL Aunt Sarah, but not my real baby. I was Sarah's mentor during her first year at our school and she's just a bit younger than my REAL daughter, Sarah. Confused? It's OK. That is normal around here most of the time. They are both Sarah J.'s...Sarah Josephine and Sarah Joy (Try saying their names quickly).

Both girls know me so well and it's a fact that all three of us ♥LOVE♥ books!
I may now have another tea party convert to help plan and serve gatherings of friends. Sarah Jo enjoyed reading through the book before she went home yesterday. I believe our first tea together will be a Memorial Tea. Sarah is missing her step mom (think REAL mom), now that she went to be with Jesus. We'll start planning a tea and continue sharing memories and letting Sarah know it's OK to feel the pain because we understand it.

"Memories of our lives, of our works, and our deeds will continue in others." ~ Rosa Parks


Donna said...

Sarah ... what a beautiful name! You are lucky to have them in your life. What a gorgeous book from just the cover! A Memorial Tea will be beautiful.

Chris said...

Hi Marilyn, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

c. Joy said...

My mom and I give each other Emilie Barnes "tea" books. Love the look of them and the stories and recipes. Enjoy your babies.

Rose H (UK) said...

What sweet Sarah's!
The book looks lovely :o)
Thank you for your sweet visit and comments, they are indeed appreciated.
Happy Valentines.
Rose H

Bernideen said...

Both have lovely names and look so sweet here! Happy Valentines Day!

mo said...

Hi Marilyn,

I wanted to make sure to stop by to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!



Susan said...

How blessed to have two Sarah J's so special to you. That book looks wonderful, and I'm sure you'll enjoy sharing tea-time with these lovely ladies.
It's God's plan to allow you to share your memories & loss together, lifting each other up.

My Cottage Charm said...

What a joy to have two beautiful Sarah's in your life! :) (and no, I couldn't say their names fast! lol)
I'm glad you got a chuckle out of our "no juice" communion. (we don't drink alcohol either...I've never even tasted the stuff....don't want to either) :) Anyway, our wedding was crazy, but our life together has been beautiful. :) All 27 years of it!
Hope you had a wonderful Valentines day...I imagine that's a hard day for you, but I hope someone made it special.

Remington said...

What a joy to such special people in your life! Beautiful picture! Will have to check that book out! Thanks!

Deanna said...

Hello Dear Lady!
Both of your girls are blessings. Wonderful to have sweet ones in our lives.

A Tea would be great to have Fellowship.

Always good to visit with you.
Bundle's cold out side,

i beati said...

neat camaraderie-- Did you get another dog??