This week I was able to make a dear friend very happy.
When I was in Paris, I shopped the Vanves flea market looking for something honoring "Saint Therese of Lisieux."
My friend, Nancy, has written a darling book about a fifth-grade girl who finds companionship and comfort by following St. Therese and her Little Way. Nancy loves writing Catholic fiction for kids and I really wanted to bring her something from France that she would cherish.
I found the perfect thing! A religious metal depicting Saint Therese that Nancy could wear on a necklace. I had the good sense to photograph the exact place I found it. So when we met for coffee, I was able to give her the metal, along with the photograph above inscribed "Vanves flea market, Paris, May 9, 2009."
She was thrilled and writes all about it in her blog nancybelanger.blogspot.com
Now it's my turn to say, "Mission accomplished."