A Table Full of the 5 F’s

Closing down home in a far place is not without its stresses. How to decide what to keep from our far away home of 13 years. Yes, we moved from one city to another in that far away land but we did not have to decide what to keep or ship for a final move.  Not only were we closing down a home, we were closing down a work that was dear to our hearts.  We took care to let the love gals pick what they wanted to keep.  They even made selections from the china cabinet!   And the rock chosing, well, Dear Dad laughed. Love Princess insited so all were packed.

We couldn’t bear to part with the Japanese style tall tea cups we used for coffee many weeks for our Sunday fellowship group, studies and meals.  I must admit it gave me and our family great pleasure to not have to put them up. They sat ready on a Thai tray for any guest. They are in a box ready for shipping.

As our oak table with leaves went out the door so did a satisfying lifestyle of  an open table for

the 5F’s

food, fellowship, folks from far and near, family and dear friends.

But you know what?  Just this morning Love Princess told me how much she liked having folks over for dinner. We had some new friends over last night for lots of spaghetti and cherry cobbler.  Guess our lifestyle hasn’t changed so much after all, just the location. And I am smiling over His faithfulness to us!

It was the 5F’s!

Yeah! We are making new memories.







About chinamom3078

I am a woman who loves Jesus who loved me first. Prone to wander and distraction is common for me as I seek to reflect Him in my daily life. I am wife, mom, and grandma who has lived on 3 continents in 26+ apartments, townhouses, military housing, suburbs and now a 200 plus year old farm house. Preparing and hosting meals for the hundreds who have passsed through our home has been a joy and blessing to our family as we listened and shared over meals, coffee, light nights and Bible studies. A rich life! I have reached the age to feel qualifies to be an ”older woman” (as in Titus) even though I feel far from old and have plenty of room to grow each and everyday. And my joy is to teach Bible studies and help train other women to lead well.
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3 Responses to A Table Full of the 5 F’s

  1. Denise says:

    Wow it is strange to see your old home so empty. BUT it looks like you did a great job handling your move. You handle this crazy lifestyle with grace. I am in awe.

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