I wrote on Monday about the ladies’ conference my church is hosting tomorrow. We’ve spent the last two days mopping floors, swabbing toilets and dusting blinds. We’ve set up tables and chairs, arranged decorations and put up signs. We’ve baked muffins and bagged cookies, put gift bags together and answered phone calls. We’ve panicked and we’ve prayed, and we’re all tired.
This afternoon when I was revising the schedule one more time, I heard the front door open and a voice say “Is Linda here?”
I looked up and saw a lady holding these beautiful flowers. She handed me the vase and said, “I hope they’re what you had in mind.”
“I didn’t order any flowers,” I said.
Brenda followed her into the office with that smile women get when one of us gets an unexpected bouquet.
“I can’t wait to see the card,” she said.
The message was short and sweet: You’ve done your work, now watch God do His! With Love, Jim & Jo Lynn (my brother and sister-in-law). There were more than a few tears when I shared the flowers and the message with the rest of the group.
We had a potluck dinner tonight. We ate and shared and attended to last minute details. Then we said good night and headed home, wondering if any of us would get any sleep. There were a few glitches and a few concerns, but we know we’ve done our work. Now we’re all excited to watch God do His work.
- Potpourri | by Linda Brendle (lifeaftercaregiving.wordpress.com)