***Making a big pot of Gumbo on a Sunday afternoon is a lot like tending a family…
Start with something to hold it all together. We have found love to be the stock that is the most flavorful. A rich beginning.
Add something to bind even tighter; a thickener…to make it robust and strong. Faith is the roux that makes our love like gravy. (It’s better if cooked slowly, given constant attention, continuously stirred).
Add other flavors: okra, onion, pepper, celery, a little spice…friends, church time, music, stories, art…Don’t be afraid to try something new. Enjoy these flavors together…let them roll around in your mouth. Umm-ummm.
Let them be secrets. Special secrets to share within our circle. Intimacies for intimates.
Serve large and numerous portions.
Love + Faith + Time together + flavorful experiences + Time + Secrets + Beauty = Delicious Happiness