On Tuesday, two lady friends came to visit us. They drove over from Mount Olive, North Carolina, and spent the day with Prit and myself. Not only did Janet and Karen come to spend precious time with us, but they came bearing gifts for us and our children.
Prit and I have been blessed with a wide circle of friends. Our travels as missionaries have opened various doors to meet people from all walks of life and we’ve been blessed to make a lot of friends along the way. Janet and Karen are two of those special friends. Yesterday, we sat for hours talking about this, that and the other. But the conversation always came back to the Lord.
An anonymous author once said, ”Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.” How very true this is!
I wrote a post some time ago asking folks that were interested if they would be willing to contribute some wedding dresses to a good cause. We’re trying to help a couple start a dress-rental shop to bring some needed income in for their family. The Haitians usually don’t have sufficient funds to buy a wedding gown, tuxedo, and other items. Instead, they rent these items for their wedding ceremonies.
To be honest, I had completely forgotten about the post. But, Janet didn’t. She presented us with several beautiful wedding gowns she had bought on sale for us to take back to Haiti. Maybe another definition of a friend should be ”one who remembers even when we forget.” This is not the first time Janet and Karen have been such a blessing to us and to Rehoboth Ministries. That day, Karen brought me a dress and jacket combination as well as some things for our house in Haiti, and also took us out to dinner.
As we were saying our goodbyes, Janet handed me an envelope and told me to open it later. She is so very humble. Later, I discovered that she had not forgotten the updates I had posted concerning the renovations we’re hurriedly trying to make in the little mission house beside ours. She wrote in the note that she wanted to help get John’s room ready for him.
Janet and Karen would be the last people that would want me to write a post about them. But, I just wanted to thank them for giving us a such special day together. Thanks also for remembering, even when we forget.