Remember when you arrived at someones house and they came out to the drive to greet you? It was almost as if they had been watching out the window . . .just to make you feel welcome.
That is just how I felt when I arrived at my cousin Julie's house. She met me on the driveway and greeted me with a hug. You might want to give that a try sometime. We don't often get to see Julie in action. We generally can find her on her devotional blog where she takes the simplest of examples to give us a perspective that turns our eyes to God. What she doesn't tell us is that she is incredibly gifted with her hands. She is an amazing seamstress and teacher.
Our extended family is experiencing a sudden baby boom and I've become a great auntie to two sweet baby boys in the last week. Between the ones still to arrive and my own grammiehood on the horizon, I wanted to learn how to crochet around receiving blankets.
What I learned is that my small motor skills have digressed in the last years . . .not good. Julie however was very patient and kept encouraging me and this morning I'm happy to report that I've now completed the first anchor round. She tells me that a blanket can be completed in three hours. Uh huh . . .sure.
Thank you Julie for teaching me . . .thank you for using your gifts to inspire and help others. Julie's blog is as welcoming as her home . .. .click here to visit her. Be inspired.
Later on I went to observe some more mudding. Terry has been in the process of teaching his sons all they need to know for the last 28 years. On the way home yesterday . . he felt quite sure that the training is going good and the end is in sight.
The only thing that was missing from six out the the seven hours of training was the son. Apparently they have to go to work to make ends meet. There's an idea.
So that was yesterday .. . Terry was teaching and helping and I was learning and being helped. I felt that was a good balance.
Today, I'm waiting for a repairman and I'll likely spend a few frustrating hours trying to figure out where my picasso pictures went again. Crazy computer.
Have a great day my friends.