Gretchen and I had a delightful date for tea on Saturday morning. Despite the fact that it was 113 degrees outside, we went forward with our plans anyway! My sister-in-law, Lisa, gave Gretchen and I The Secret Keeper Girl Kit for Christmas, which promotes discussion between moms and their daughters on the topic of godly beauty and modesty. Over the course of 8 dates, such as our tea party, manicures, and dinner with Mom and Dad, object lessons are presented, as well as Scripture and discussion questions.
We chose The Tea Gardens in Santa Clarita (thanks to Karen's recommendation on her blog!) We had a really, really wonderful time just chatting and discussing the questions. We laughed at some answers, we cried when we talked about missing friends, and we connected in a way that was a HUGE blessing to me. Gretchen is sometimes hard for me to figure out, I think because she is so much like me! This quiet one-on-one time allowed me the chance to get to see inside her in a way that I haven't in a while.
On our way out, I told her that she could pick out a tea cup to buy to remember our date there together, and to help her remember the object lesson and Scripture we had discussed.
Yet, O LORD, you are our Father.
We are the clay, you are the potter;
we are all the work of your hand.
She chose this adorable tea service for one. I thought it was so cute! Tomorrow is Gretchen's birthday. She will be 9 years old. She really is growing into a lovely little lady.
Thanks, Lisa, for giving us this great resource.