My dad’s wife, Ginny, recently had foot surgery, so I took a meal to her and my Dad while she was recovering. Â Two weeks ago I found myself with my foot propped up, having the same surgery as Ginny. Â So I’ve been down for awhile and taking time to heal.
So many friends came and offered to help and bring our family meals. Â I was overwhelmed with the kindness and love that I felt.
I don’t stress over taking meals to people. I use what I have and I know from past experience that any kind of meal is appreciated when you are in need. Â Amen to that!
If you want to read more on how to set up meals for a needy family, head over to Christian Women Online, where I offer a simple list about this very subject inÂ CWO’s Ask Sandy column.
So what did I take to my Dad and Ginny for dinner?
My easy green enchiladas, a few tulips from our yard, and I asked Ginny what else I could bring her to help her enjoy her down time. (Can you really enjoy downtime? Â I guess so, if you have something meaningful to do! Â I hate T.V.!)
She was reorganizing her recipes into books, like I have done with my kid’s memory books, so I bought her the supplies at Costco, and then she reimbursed me.
I can’t wait to see the results of her hard work (she is a fantastic cook too!), and I was happy to help out.
I didn’t feel like I needed to take a full-course meal, either. That one entree would be enough and appreciated.
Although, we were happy with the entire meal. (Thank you ladies!) Â I just get so tired of my own cooking …
Do you ever take meals to others? Do you keep it simple, or do you feel like you have to take a full-course meal?
In celebrating a beautiful life, head on over to The Inspired Room and read about Melissa’s plan for celebrating summer simply. Â I love her ideas. Â My beautiful story this week came from friends and family supporting our family and bringing us food! Â Friends and food go hand-in-hand!
The winner to the GIFT BASKET is Amanda from The Lazy Moms! Congrats Amanda!
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originally published June 25, 2009 — last updated January 12, 2010
Welcome to my home and table! I'm Sandy—lover of food, family, cooking, THE BIG BOARD, travel, and bringing people together. Feasting on Life begins the moment we open our door (and hearts) to hospitality, wherever we are. Through great recipes and connection around the table, we become better, stronger, and more courageous people. Feasting on Life is real, and every time we do it, we grow a little more.