Earlier in December, I had a lovely little surprise. I usually attend a ladies' Bible study every month at a friend's home. I wasn't able to make the December meeting due to inclement weather, and felt badly to miss it.
Imagine my surprise the next day when one of the other ladies appeared at church with a cardboard box and proceeded to hand out sweet Christmas floral arrangements to those of us who had missed the meeting. Our thoughtful Bible study leader, Amanda, had made one of these for every lady. I suspect her little boys may have had a hand in these as well, since she often recruits their help in projects.
The day before, puttering around my home with a bit of Christmas decorating, I had placed on our dining table a pretty hand-quilted Christmas table topper that someone had made for my mother. When I saw how beautifully Amanda's floral arrangement coordinated with that table topper, I was stunned. It just could not go more perfectly! The deep rich colors, the touches of metallic gold and of white -- they were all just perfect together. Immediately I removed the little decoration I had placed there earlier and put this sweet arrangement in its place.
Christmas surprises are so much fun, don't you agree?