I had the following submissions of warmth around food gifts:
Julie, from Our Family Life shared the following:
On my birthday I was struggling to decide what to have for dinner (not unusual at my house) when my neighbor knocked on the door. She brought over a crockpot of stew with a promise of the rest of the meal to come. I was overwhelmed that she would make my family dinner on my birthday. Just making dinner for my family is a task as there are so many of us. I felt so loved that she would understand that my one wish for my birthday (any birthday) is to not have to worry about making meals, just to be able to spend time with the family was wonderful. I think anytime someone brings food over and takes notice of somthing that you have done (as a thank you) or just brings it over to say "I was thinking of you" makes a person feel special and feel like there really is a point for them to be where they are in life.
Amanda from My Full Time Job shared:
I can tell you that when we moved into VG, Kim Peterson brought us some cookies the first or second Sunday we were there and it made me feel welcome and noticed, which was nice.
Bobi from the blog you are reading :) says:
I have several memorable moments. One was when I was a junior in High School and my Dad had had a heart attack and was in a hospital 2 hours away. My mom was about to leave home for several days while my little brother and I stayed back since we were old enough to care for ourselves. A lady from church stopped by our house and asked if she could bring dinner. My mom said that wouldn't be necessary and I was standing right there and piped in, "That would be nice!" My mom was the type that always resisted putting other people out and I'm sure I embarrassed her that day. However, when she had left town and the lady brought us a piping hot pan of cheesy beef enchiladas we were in heaven. They were about the best dinner I've ever tasted, Mostly just because they said, "Someone in this world cares about you. You are important, and deserve being nurtured." I remembered that feeling often when ministering to others' needs at other stages of my life.
For next week's Warmth Wednesday:
Feel free to share any more "food love" stories that come to mind, or a way that a member of your family has shown you warmth or something you've done for them. Don't consider it bragging, cause it'll inspire all of us with ideas of how to love and nurture our own families!
~Have a warm day~