Thursday, July 7, 2011

Stories Around the Table

Echo's China would like to share a wonderful customer story. It is one that will make you want to set your table and share some time with loved ones or that special someone in your life. Thank you to Lois and Paul Roberts for allowing us to share their story.

"You see, this was a second marriage for us both and we decided we wanted a set of beautiful china for our new life together.  We do a lot of entertaining with our two families and many friends, and all exclaim that it is the prettiest table they have ever seen.  For both of us being loyal Ontarians, a table blooming with trilliums is very special.

It all began almost two years ago: Paul Roberts and I had been friends in our teens in Toronto.  He graduated from medical school, married my girlfriend and went to Ecuador to build the first missionary hospital, in Quito.  I married and raised four children, established a nursing home, wrote many articles for Readers Digest and several books.
Paul came back to Toronto, became a professor at University of Toronto Medical School on staff at Sunnybrook Hospital, and Honorary Consul for Ecuador.  Almost two years ago we were both alone and found we could have good times together.  On December 13, 2009 -- 16 months ago today, we were married. 

Tomorrow my youngest great-granddaughter, 3-year-old Gracie is coming for a tea party with gramma's new china.
And right now my romantic husband is calling me to watch the DVD of our wedding -- which we do the 13th of every month."

The Trillium china seen in the photos is Lois and Paul's wedding china, purchased with money they received as a wedding gift. It makes it doubly precious that the china is a wedding gift. Most importantly though according to this remarkable couple, "We thank God every day for the joy of being together."