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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Making it a Priority to Create Memories

Today we're going to have high tea for dinner. Even though I have a never-ending to-do list. Even though it will take me the better part of the day to prepare for it. Even though I have some looming deadlines.

Why interrupt all those things to have a tea party? Because one of our foster daughters has never had a tea party. And another just lost her British grandmother. And because our girls have had parents who put their own concerns above the needs and care of their children.

So, we're going to wear dressy hats I got at Goodwill (and sprayed with disinfectant). And we're going to have scones and lemon curd and sausage balls and bread and butter sandwiches and egg salad sandwiches and cucumber sandwiches and tea biscuits and cinnamon bread and orange crisp cookies and shortbread cookies and tea with cream and sugar in it!

Having lived in Kenya for six years and enjoying the fine art of tea from their British heritage and the wonderful tea grown in Kenya, it will bring back fond memories for me, too.

It is so worth making the investment in those we love to create memories, setting aside our own priorities for the time. Not much of a sacrifice is it?

What do you do to create those memories for those you love?