We had company for dinner again.
This time it was a woman HH introduced me to on Sunday. She's Jewish, but is sort of investigating our faith right now. I briefly spoke with her between classes, when HH told me he'd invited her to dinner, and she informed me that she was on a special diet and couldn't eat cheese.
So, I formulated a menu all around this "diet" that I wasn't very sure of. I decided to lean towards healthy foods just in case it was that kind of diet, and because people usually appreciate healthy. Turns out, it's not that kind of a diet. There are just certain foods she can't eat.
And given that "cheese" was the only one she told me about, I did really really well on the menu. The only item I served that she couldn't eat were the tomatoes in the salad.
But the interesting thing is that the dessert I decided to make was a trifle of sorts, but it called for raspberries, raspberry Jell-O, and raspberry yogurt. When I was at the store I was feeling a bit indecisive and decided to pick up blueberries and strawberries. I guess I just wasn't in the mood for raspberries. Anyway, I ended up making it with blueberries, berry blue Jell-O, and blueberry yogurt. All along, I kept telling myself the blue Jell-O would look awful.
And it did.
But, come to find out, she can't eat any red fruits.
I knew I made a good choice!
And even though it didn't look as pretty as the red would have, it still tasted good. She even had seconds.
And it was all a Joyful Moment for me.
But I also need to mention the wonderful discussion we got into after dinner about God, the eternal nature of family, and faith. As HH put it, having that kind of a discussion always leaves you feeling closer to God.
Which is the best kind of Joyful Moment.
Wishing you all Joyful Moments with good choices and good feelings!