Miriam, a friend from years gone by; that is, Mom and Dad’s friend from way back but my friend from now, invited us for coffee and tea Saturday afternoon. When my parents were in Peru, supported by Elim Church in Orebro, Miriam’s husband was the treasurer for missions. Miriam now lives in Vaggeryd. Her husband, like mine, is now in Heaven with God.
My brother Lasse’s in-laws were visiting them and wanted to visit Dad. It turned out to be wonderful because then they could come with us to visit Miriam, since they live in Orebro and haven’t seen each other for many years. You should have heard them share memories!
Miriam lives by Hjortsjön, the Lake. Not very often is the lake like a mirror, as it was when we visited. What an awesome view she has from her living room window!
Here are some of the pictures I enjoyed taking.
Miriam plays the piano. We enjoyed singing together, mixing Swedish, Spanish and English.
The day after we had the party for my Dad (September 26), Miriam had a party for her daughter Susanne, who turned 50.
Vaggeryd is one of the centers for refugees. They have a program for them to study Swedish and Susanne helps out. For her birthday they had invited many of the students. They sang songs and Susanne waived the Christian flag. It was a wonderful time of praise to God, despite language and religious barriers. Here Susanne waives it for us.
The invitation for coffee and tea turned out to be much more than coffee and tea, enjoying fellowship, spectacular scenery, and friends I hadn’t met for 30 years. That’s how long it has been since I visited with my brother’s in-laws. That was for sure “long time, no see”!
Today (Sunday) has been another day of seeing friends. My 50 years of missions work celebration continues! Tomorrow will be another day of seeing friends. We will visit our missionary colleges Leannart and Boyan Lindgren. I’ll have to continue blogging another day. Once again it’s close to midnight. That seems to be my pattern.
May you have a good, happy and safe workweek! Blessings by the bushels!