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What a pretty Sabbath spring afternoon! Mommy and Zippy were both dressed in a maroon color. Maroon is a pretty color between red and brown. "Would you like to have some tea?" Mommy asked Zippy. Zippy never refuses food or drink. "Oh, yes!" She replied. Off they went back to church. It was the annual Women's Ministry Tea Time. The theme was "Showers of Blessing."
When they arrived, Zippy stayed close to Mommy. She gets a little nervous being out of the house around lots of people she doesn't know. Mommy peeked in the fellowship hall. There were a lot of women there. The room was decorated with umbrellas, rain boots, and watering cans. Sister Terry led us to a table with 5 other women.
Tea Time was lots of fun. Pastor Heather talked about seeing God's blessings even in bad situations. Zippy ate pineapple, grapes, and strawberries. Yum! Mommy brought two of our tea mugs from home.
Zippy waited nicely while ladies in front of us made their tea at the tea table. Then, Zippy got to choose her tea bag. There were lots of choices, but Zippy LOVES fruit. Her choice was easy. "I want berry zinger!" Mommy chose chamomile, her favorite. Zippy tore open the tea wrappings and put the tea bags in the mugs. Mommy poured the hot water and carried the hot mugs back to the table, so Zippy would stay safe.
Sip, munch, and munch some more! Zippy happily ate and drank while sitting on Mommy's lap. At the end, Mommy and Zippy received gifts. Zippy received a hand-made cloud bag for being a little woman in attendance. Mommy received a set of spring dish towels for guessing almost the correct number of cottonballs in a jar. Tea Time was fun!
At the end of tea time, everyone sang a special hymn - Showers of blessing. Rainy days may not seem like happy days, but they bring the cool water that plants, people, and animals need to live and grow. Look for hidden blessings on rainy days or frustrating days. If you keep looking, you will surely catch a glimpse of a rainbow!
Hi, I'm Inga, a Seventh-day Adventist homeschooling mom. This is a heritage blog. I am trying to document the memories and knowledge I want to pass down to my children and theirs. Most posts are told in story format, so my children and their children can enjoy reading about our special times together.