Before Elder Vernon left for his mission I told him if he ever wanted to send me something from Poland I would love some pottery. In April, Elder Vernon was serving in Warsaw and he decided that the time was right to send me some pottery. On April 8th I received an email from a pottery store in Warsaw confirming shipment of 2 boxes to my address. I was so excited! We have been anticipating the arrival of this pottery for over a month (the boxes were shipped 'slow boat').
Monday afternoon I found a large box sitting on my doorstep. My heart jumped when I saw the return address....Polska. My Polish pottery had arrived. It was like Christmas as I carefully unwrapped each piece. It wasn't until two days later that I received the second box. When the second box arrived I was so scared because the box was literally falling apart. I thought that I would open the box to find broken pieces of pottery and not whole plates. I actually shook the box gently to see if I could hear broken pieces. I was delighted to find eight plates and not one was broken (I have never seen so much bubble wrap in my life). I opened each plate slowly and enjoyed examining the pattern before unwrapping the next plate.
I am grateful that Elder Vernon is learning to love the rich history and amazing people of Poland and that he is anxious to share a piece of that with me through their amazing pottery. Every Sunday we will enjoy a meal together as a family and feel connected to Elder Vernon as we eat dinner on beautiful Polish pottery.
|Hannah couldn't wait to see what was inside. Everyday she would come home from school and the first thing she would ask was, "Did the pottery come?"|
|Each piece was carefully wrapped!|
|The pie plate if for Grandma Honey and the round candy dish is for Granmda Fernie.|
|I may have a hard time giving the grandmothers their pottery :)|
The second box did not arrive until Wednesday and it definitely had a rougher trip than the first box.
|I was afraid of what I would find inside|
|I think this box was dropped once or twice|
|Elder Vernon said that the kite plate is his plate.|
|They are beautiful! I hope we are brave enough to actually use them.|