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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

For Just a Few Moments (Tea Time)

For just a few moments, time stands still. I am no longer the busy mother – I become Lady Elizabeth, and my tea companions are no longer my little girls – they become the most lovely acquaintances to converse with: Lady Priscilla, Princess Mae, and Lady Esther.

For just a few moments, we have the most elegant tea, surrounded by the finest things to be seen. We exchange news of our travels; one has traveled to Washington and England, another across theGreat Sea to a new, strange land, and another to Michigan, to visit a Queen and her friends. We discuss the wonders of this modern era: the new steam engine and the telephone.

For just a few moments, we use the best of manners, and give each other the most lavish gifts – hand-woven silk handkerchiefs fromIndia, the most exquisite hand-painted miniature tea cups, and the finest Egyptian parchment. We have the grandest of times. We tell stories, laugh at old jokes, and revel in each other’s captivating company.

For just a few moments, I lay aside my responsibilities, and become my girls’ best friend.

Because I know that childhood is only…for just a few moments...

Remember, dear ones, you are your child's favorite toy...


Aliene said...

Enjoy these "Just for the Moment times." They cannot be recall.
As you already know. Hope you all had a blessed Christmas. You have a lovely family.

Beth said...

You are so right, Lisa. What a charming way to share about your sweet "tea times" with your daughters. I don't have girls, but love hearing about those special moments with their daughters from my friends who do.

Thanks for stopping by my blog too. Keep up the good, hard work of being a mom of 7! Wow! I'm so impressed!

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