I broke my own counsel! I have always told our students when they are in a Polish home NEVER say "I love that!" If you do, many times you will get to take it home. They are a very giving nation. Well, on Sunday it happened to me! I was at one of the church member's homes where she cooked Russian Perogi. YUM! She showed us a set of cups that her company makes. They were a BEAUTIFUL color of green and for those of you who know me, I LOVE GREEN! Well, I meant to say " I love that color!” but what came out was, "Love that!" Pause, "That color of GREEN!" But it was too late. The whole set was in a bag and waiting for me to take home. I looked at Laura Hash and asked what to do, and she smiled, "You got a set of cups. Invite her over for coffee and make sure you pray for her everytime you use them!"
I knew I made a blunder and yet the joy on Helena's face was wonderful. She gave something of her's to me, a fumbling, bumbling, American. Every time I use those cups I will pray for Helena and her witness at her company. So that is it, when visiting, NEVER say the "L" word or just may take it home with you! :) They are quite grand and I DO LOVE the color! Thank you Helena!