Marie had made friends with a widow in our ward. We invited her over to our home and Marie was constantly drawing her pictures and writing her notes.
A wonderful thing happened this summer. She got married. They didn't want a big reception. But I talked them in to an open house if we put a note on the invitation that said, "No gifts, please."
It was a great evening filled with family, friends, food, and fun. I may have been the organizer. But I was once again reminded of the amazing and dependable friends I am surrounded by. The Fuhrmans let us use their back yard. Amy Packer took pictures.
Jenn Gold let me borrow decorations.
And countless people brought desserts.