Last week, the Lord arranged for us to spontaneously meet and fellowship with a lovely family from another CRE church in Virginia. As they were traveling home from Michigan, their vehicle broke down right here in Morgantown. We found out from their pastor that they were here and were able to host them in our home for a few hours while they waited for a repair to be done. The reason I took some pictures was because we enjoyed the time so much and because they are such interesting people. Above is a picture of my kids with the father. He is sewing deer skin leather together into breeches. Although skilled at working with his hands in different capacities, he is a shoemaker by profession. This family actually lives in Colonial Williamsburg and he works in a shoemaker's shop, making shoes in the 18th century style and interpreting history to the public. You can probably tell just from the photo how good with children he is. Ben brought him some of his stuffed animals that had holes in them. Our guest gave him a needle and thread and showed him how to stitch them right up.
|Thirteen year old daughter, reading to Elijah.|
Fifteen year old daughter and mother helping me cook up some quesadillas for lunch.
|Seven year old daughter and Cecily cooking up something good in the little kitchen.|
And the best dog-guest in the world, Virginia. The kids adored her.
Not pictured were 17 year old son and 12 year old son. I'm not sure that I saw the 12 year old much at all. He disappeared with the older boys and I barely saw a sign of them. They had such a great time. A rare treat.
We've marveled again and again at God's plan and goodness to give us this fun, encouraging and edifying afternoon with these folks. We hope to see them again someday, this side of heaven.