Today when the mom came over to drop off our laundry, I asked her if the whole crew could come over next week for lunch (the main meal of the day). She agreed, but when I asked her how many people would be available (not at work or school), she seemed a little confused and said she'd get back to me. Then she looked up at me and asked, "Are you inviting us to come over for lunch?" Yes, I said, a little confused myself now. What had we been talking about all this time? "No one has ever invited us over for lunch," she said.
Now there's still a chance that there's some confusion here. I started to doubt myself later and think that maybe I communicated to her that we were taking them out to lunch. But what if there wasn't a misunderstanding? What if she really has never been invited to someone's home for a meal? Is it possible? I get excited thinking about how many chances we have here to be a blessing to others. And I'm looking forward to having the lot of them for Black Bean Chilaquile, Mango Avocado Salad, and my housekeeper's delicious garlicky, oily, slightly crispy rice.