"We'll show up, and you don't have to do anything," they had said. "And you have to eat lunch, right?"
That statement was balm to my tired mother's soul. I wanted to spend time with them, but they were right that arranging a night out or a work week lunch felt overwhelming. Shopping and cooking a nice meal for friends felt overwhelming. Everything felt overwhelming.
But when this couple showed up at the door with a whole spread--including an appetizer and dessert--nothing felt overwhelming. I felt so loved and peaceful.
We had the best time. No babysitters, no cooking or cleaning, no juggling schedules--it was perfect.
I wish I had thought to bless older couples with children in this way when I was younger. This couple said, "We will fit into your schedule however we can!"
This attitude felt so selfless and loving.
They took care of us as a couple and as parents who just had a lot going on, and they didn't make me feel bad about all the ways I was too tired to give or reach out.
This has been a truly blessed and delicious Sabbath.