The Red Plate Tradition
A few years ago, when Rhysie was only a few weeks old and just before Christmas 2009, our pastor's wife, Kristy, invited some of the new mommies with babies three-months old or younger to her house for a little welcome-to-sleepless-nights gathering. She'd made this wildly decadent spread of chocolatey goodness, complete with an array of warm sweet beverages. She gave each one of us a time to process through how we were adjusting to life as new moms (or second, third, or fourth-time moms). Towards the end of the evening, she handed each of us a beautifully wrapped gorgeous red plate. She explained how her family has used the red plate tradition and encouraged us to do the same.
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