Eleven Years and Counting…

On Wednesday, June 5th, eight of the Mennonite Girls Can Cook gathered at Lovella’s for a luncheon to celebrate our 11th year together.

Lovella provided all the oh so delicious food except for that beautiful cake that Anneliese made and brought to share.

Prayer For Friendship

You have blessed us, O God,
with the gift of friendship,
the bonding of persons
in a circle of love.

We thank you for such a blessing:
for friends who love us,
who share our sorrows,

who laugh with us in celebration,
who bear our pain,
who need us as we need them,
who weep as we weep,

who hold us when words fail,
and who give us the freedom
to be ourselves.

Bless our friends with health,
wholeness, life, and love.
Amen.

This poem by Vienna Cobb Anderson was shared with us by our dear Betty who lives in the same Province as Charlotte so neither of them could be with us for this celebration at Lovella’s home. The weather did not hamper our wonderful time under the tent. Our time and our ongoing friendship is all this poem expresses.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Eleven Years and Counting…

  1. What a lovely time of love and laughter you were able to share with the Mennonite Girls Can Cook. Everything looks so yummy but the smiles on the faces of the ladies speak so much of the friendship that the poem you shared expresses.

  2. A beautiful way to celebrate friendships. You ladies are blessed and a blessing for each other. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I read every MGCC post for eleven yrs. I have so much respect for you as wonderful home cooks. Your faith sustains your beautiful friendship. May God continue to bless you abundantly.

  4. Ellen, I am so happy you made the trip out for this lunch! Thank you for sharing the poem in this beautiful way, I thought about sharing it on my post and am happy to see it here. Thank you for the extra photos tool Such a great time together.

  5. Thanks for this beautiful post re-capping our time together on Wednesday…and celebrating our friendship of the past eleven years! So special.

  6. What a beautiful poem about your friendship and faith! God is Good. Blessings to each and everyone of you as you continue this circle of love.

  7. Such a beautiful group of ladies, I so agree this poem sums up the true meaning of friendship, Ellen. Friends are one of God’s most precious gifts to us!
    Blessings,
    Sue

  8. Sounds like a such a lovely time you all had. Everything looks so pretty too.
    Such a blessing to have such friends.
    Love the poem.

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