Yesterday afternoon I had the most delightful time! I attended a tea party.
Miss Marilyn and I joined two of our past students and their mother and siblings for afternoon tea. It was Grace’s Tea Party. It began as an idea before the school year concluded. Today a little girl’s dream came to fruition. Complete with two choices of tea and enough finger sandwiches, chips and dip, crackers, cheesecake stuffed strawberries, cookies, and cake to feed the neighborhood. British High Tea with Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II had nothing on this spread!
My favorites were the cucumber tea sandwiches. Yum! Yum! ♡
The most precious part of the afternoon to me was seeing how much this little girl loved her teachers. She was taught to love and respect them. She wanted to give back. At the age of four. How totally precious is that? All the children of this family (They have 6 of them!) pitched in to make this event so special for their sister. It went off like a charm. From the greetings upon arrival to the blessing said before eating to the show and tell and play time for entertainment to the incessant hugs and I love yous before leaving, especially for Miss Marilyn. This was what life is all about. The real deal. Love. ♡ Serving others.This family walks the talk.This family has it going on.
The age span of our tea party ranged from 4 to 60s. We shared stories and pictures. We shared love and laughter. All of us. We saw the circle of life. A four year old child honoring her older teachers. A young college age woman building a relationship of her own with a plan for her future. To also teach. Yet there helping and taking part in her family. A mother raising her family with four daughters to be the godly young women Christ desires them to be. Great values. Good people. Every last one of them.
Let’s all constantly be learning. Teaching. From others. To others. Young and old alike. Let’s help raise up our next generations of women to be the kind of women Christ desires each of us to be.
You don’t have to be a teacher. To work in education. To be a parent to do it.
Just engage. And be a good example. I can’t think of a better way to do it than an afternoon tea party on a hot summer day. Thank you Gracie! ♡ Thank you Gracie’s mommy. And thank you Gracie’s siblings. For the best tea party I ever visited. 🙂
3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home,to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
Love and laughter,
Your Visitor Tea Party Girl