My daughter is engaged and we were thrilled to host an engagement party for her on Sunday afternoon. I had been very anxious about this event because it was held 700 miles from my home. This limited my ability to have my personal resources to save on the party expenses. I was also unable to have the help of my friends and local connections that could assist me.
Because of my poor health, I can no longer work like I used to. But, hiring an event totally-catered is so very expensive. We had a caterer for the wedding reception, but doing this twice wasn’t in our budget.
I needed a caterer, but my in-law (sweet lady) made her kitchen available. She also made the punch, brought fresh fruit, and basically set the entire room up. We had a limited time to use the room, so the party had to be set up quickly. I could never have done this myself, because I didn’t have the endurance or strength. Her husband and their precious friends worked very hard to make it a beautiful event.
When you’re not in good health, it’s so important to accept help from those who offer. When I was younger, it would have been more difficult, but there is no benefit in letting pride stand in the way of blessings offered by others!
@2013, copyright Lisa Ehrman