Last night the Community for Christ Sunday School Class had a post wedding shower for Mawi and Erin Asgedom at our home. Tsege had prayed for years that Mawi would find a good wife and her prayers were answered. It was a delight to visit with Mawi and Erin. Of course we (the women, for sure) wanted to hear about how they met (Erin emailed Mawi after hearing him speak and resonating with what he said), their first kiss (after watching an improv night Mawi suggested the word “kiss”), and Mawi’s proposal (he chickened out the first time after particularly inviting his family and her family to witness his proposal—confusing her father). It was fun, also to reminisce together and hear Mawi talk about some of our children. Most of us at the shower fondly remember Mawi’s father, Hilaab, and his brother, Twolde so we shared stories about them as well. After dinner, the interviews, and class sharing, we gathered around Mawi and Erin and prayed for blessings for them in their marriage. They opened their gifts and then our guests stayed and visited for a long time afterwards. That made us glad because we took it to mean that everyone had a nice time.
The evening was particularly happy for me because Kathi and Patti came to help serve the meal and do the dishes. They were absolutely the best! They totally took care of everyone’s needs. By the time the last guest departed, every dish was washed (or in the dishwasher) and put away. I am grateful for my in-law family!