Thursday, April 2, 2009
Last Saturday I had a few women over. Emily was came downstairs all dressed up to ask the opinion of her outfit and if it was appropriate for being on stage. She was part of worship the following Sunday and got this new blouse that was over the top gorgeous. Very much out of her normal attire, thus questioning if it was appropriate. It had a conservative plunging neck line. Conservative by today's standards, but not so much by Emily's standards. All the ladies in the room were in aw of her outfit and we all agreed a necklace would look nice. Only she did not having anything. She will be playing three bluegrass songs for our church's celebration in two weeks, so we all said this outfit should be saved for that event. It really was very fun, but may be a little distracting with the bold prints for a time of worship. I love that she is sensitive in this way.
Today I went to visit a friend. She was one of the gals from Saturday night. Today she blessed me with all of this jewelry she had made for Emily and a couple of things for me. All of the colors are perfect for what Emily wears. This woman attends our church and has watched Emily up front for months, making it easy to choose the best colors and designs for Emily and her personality.
I am always searching for reading glasses that I have put down somewhere, so she blessed me with a beautiful beaded glass holder necklace thing that is in colors that I wear all the time. I am sitting here very blessed and humbled by the generosity of someone who has very little. I am not gifted in this area of craft at all. I mean I have tried, collected a few beads over time, but never able to pull something like these pictures and ended up moving on to something I was better at.
How do I take time to bless others with my gifts? What gifts do I have to share? As I drove home I was taking inventory of just this. I started thinking of my friendships and the blessings, often very different from one person to the next, and smiled. I know I can host in my home, feed lots of people, and offer childcare, but when it comes to crafty stuff I check out. We all don't need to be the same, but we should think about how we are doing. Today Dawn did amazing in how she blessed our family. Doesn't it make you feel so special when someone does something just for you, and with you in mind?
I am going to make a list of friends I want to bless in the next month. A small challenge for a stay home mom like me. It may mean that some things get left undone, but knowing how I feel today I want to pass along the blessings.