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Thursday, November 2, 2017

A Gift from Susan

As I mentioned last week I was taking care of Susan's cats while she was in Israel. ( Well me and two other friends!) High maintenance kitties need lots of care givers. :)

Susan brought this to me as a thank you.

A nativity from the Holy Land. She could not have purchased anything I would have liked better. It will be joining the rest of my collection this Christmas. But for now, it is on the kitchen hutch where I can admire it every day until I put out the rest of my Christmas decorations. ( And Marvin knows better than to mention the fact that I have out a Nativity in October!!)

She also brought me a cross for my cross wall. As it is small I added it to the ribbon that holds a Coptic Cross that Susan brought me from some other travels.


As it is doubtful I will ever travel to Israel, I am so blessed to have  a friend who made the journey for me!! I have enjoyed hearing stories of all the places the group visited  and Susan's impression of the places I have read of in the Bible.

This is the day of Marvin's back surgery...I sure would appreciate some prayer warriors lifting up my sweetheart today.  Thanks in advance.

14 comments:

Mary said...

That nativity scene is so unique, it looks to be hand carved. I'll keep Marvin in my thoughts and prayers, I hope the surgery relieves his pain. Mary

Sandy said...

I am praying!
That Nativity is beautiful. Amazing!

Miss Dishywoo said...

Beautiful thank-you gifts. Your part-time job as a cat sitter paid off LOL! Have said a prayer for Marvin's surgery and recovery. Keep us posted.

Sandy Marks said...

I am praying!

Terri D said...

Prayers for Marvin and his surgical team. Please let us know how it goes. I have a friend who went to Isreal and she brought me a few gifts that are treasured as well. Yes, we are blessed!

Anonymous said...

Praying that Marvin's surgery went well. This is a lovely olive wood Nativity.

sharon said...

Sending prayers for a successful surgery!

Dianna said...

What beautiful gifts Susan brought to you from her trip to Israel!

Prayers for Marvin that all goes well today.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Marvin. I hope his surgery was successful and that he is comfortable.

Love your creche and what an interesting cross. ♥

Mari said...

She is a sweet friend and she knows you well. Of course, you are as well for taking care of the cat.
I'm late for the surgery but will pray for quick recovery!

RJ said...

What lovely gifts you received Arlene. I know they mean alot to you. Have a wonderful weekend. RJ

Karen said...

I love the nativity and cross. I will pray for Marvin. God bless you.

Katie Clooney said...

What a gorgeous gift, Arlene. Tell Susan that I'll watch her kitties next time!!

Lady Jane said...

Such beautiful gifts from wonderful friends. hugs, lj