Thursday, April 23, 2015

feeling appreciated

we each got an invitation
to come, gather and have some tea....
we met just after the christmas holidays.
there were fifteen of us who took the training...
in order to volunteer at victoria's transition home 
and work with women and children who have
experienced violence or are at risk of experiencing violence.
the table looked wonderful.
filled with lots of goodies (both gluten-full and gluten-free)
i got there early enough to take pictures before all was devoured...
the tea was hot and milky...just perfect
tea cups were refilled at least a couple of times,
and maybe a third, when the cake was cut!!!
these women are pretty special...
as we sipped our tea and munched on our goodies,
we shared stories of our times spent volunteering.
there is one who have already clocked over 450 hours over 4 years !!!
isn't that amazing?!?!?

it was great meeting up again and sharing experiences... 
because most of us work alone to fill our shifts.  

after numerous cups of delicious tea,
and the steady inhalation of those miniature scones filled with cream and jam
(did you get a look at those???)
we all left feeling soooo appreciated.



erica
xoxo


9 comments:

  1. Beautiful in every way. What a lovely way to spend the day and feeling appreciated - well deserved!

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    1. Thanks Camilla... some of those women, those who volunteer everyday, sure deserved the beautiful tea... I volunteer only a couple of hours a week.

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  2. that is quite the spread and what was in those rolled up wraps? Looks delicious! I'm glad you enjoy the volunteering and it seems they appreciate all of the hours spent!!

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    1. the pinwheels where savoury and yummy. I tried one of the colourful ones... salmon cream cheese with red, yellow, green peppers. But mostly - i couldn't stay away from the scones.

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  3. Wow, what a lovely way to show their appreciation for all the volunteer work you do.

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    1. the Cridge loves their volunteers and need them to run their numerous programs. The volunteers love their role in giving support (i got this from the stories I heard) so it's a win-win !!

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thank you for your kind words... they really do make my day !!!