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16 October 2014

Lucette Makes Friends for Us All

I am so proud of Lucette and the friendship choices she has been making here. Such a worry and prayer of mine! She has two close girlfriends that are kind, gentle, and so very patient with the language gap. I think this says a lot about their character!

This last weekend we went to meet the family of one of the girls. Such a dear, friendly family and ... the parents speak fantastic English! I couldn't believe how utterly easy the communication was and how comfortable I felt.


Yesterday, the mom swung by La Cressonnière with a quick delivery (nobody swings by, it's a total effort to drive out here and always thoughtful when someone does!). She brought a pumpkin, a head of lettuce and some eggs, all freshly gathered from her farm and garden. I was all fluttery with joy.

Gorgeous and privileged as it is, sometimes the days and trials of life here are very wearying. But then I stop and realize we are becoming established and continuing to make connections. It really feels like extravagant provision.

You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
Psalm 68:9

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  1. What a nice gesture. The lettuce looks gorgeous. I do love the lettuce you can buy in the markets and supermarkets in France. They look and taste beautiful in a salad.

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    1. Yes, wasn't it a lovely gesture? The little efforts do so much!

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  2. a balm for a weary soul... so thankful that you are being loved "externally" also

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    1. Thank you, Jill! You always encourage me!

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  3. I totally understand the weary days. And it's ok to have them. So glad you're celebrating the little things though! Love your pictures! :)

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement, Elizabeth! Sometimes it is nice to be given "permission" when you feel like you shouldn't require it. :)

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  4. What a blessing that Lucette is finding nice friends! I hope this new friend of yours is a blessing to you, as she seems to be so kind.

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  5. As you said, it's the little things, which really aren't so small. Kindness.

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  6. The lettuce is so pretty! And I was SO happy to read this post, you are making friends there and that is awesome!!!!! xoxo!

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    1. Thanks, D. My friends back home are a hard act to follow, but I am very grateful for some new friends here! PS-I thought of you with this delivery. It's the same sort of thoughtful thing you would have done!

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  7. I so understand the lonely feelings one can have in a strange country. But friends can make all the difference, and simply recognizing a face in a crowd can make you feel less alone. So happy for you. :)

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