Oh my goodness!

Yesterday as I was heading out the front door to go to church, I received a pleasant shock.

I was greeted by a large, dilapidated and rainsoaked looking box. It had been beaten up a bit and I was hoping that what was inside wasn’t breakable. Mom and I opened it up and dug out the shipping order…it said “Leilani” and I realized just how breakable it was.

I had never intended to put any formal china on my wedding registry, but my gma Walker said that I should since it was the only time in my life that I was likely to get any as a gift. I looked around and found this set that looked like me, or at least like something that I would treasure for the rest of my life and serve lots of people with. I love being a twinkie (of the hostess variety). So I put the set on the registry and promptly forgot it. Who was going to get me a very expensive set of fine china anyway?

Mom and I pull out the interior box, and I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw that it wasn’t damaged. I was in shock, that someone actually got the china for us and started opening the card as mom brought the box inside. Inside the card were signatures from ten families from Cornerstone Church in Tulsa. I was still in shock for the rest of the evening and even now. I put bubble wrap in the top of the box after opening it and showing the pattern to mom (who is incredibly jealous I might add) but haven’t closed it yet for moving so that I can look at it again and again…Thank you ever so much!

Our China Set

Author: KB French

Formerly many things, including theology student, mime, jr. high Latin teacher, and Army logistics officer. Currently in the National Guard, and employed as a civilian... somewhere

2 thoughts on “Oh my goodness!”

  1. It’s lovely. Very similar to my mother’s set. You will have a beautiful time being twinkie and hostess. Gma was right!!


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