today we had company.
today i spent the day with someone i had never met before (accept via facebook through a mutual friend).
today my children spent the day with 4 children they had never met before.
today i gave sewing lessons to a non-sewer who wanted to learn to make bears from her father's shirts (remember i am a fairly new sewer myself).
we removed her sewing machine from it's original box. spent an hour reading the manual, learning how to thread the bobbin, and finally the needle. then we moved on to the real sewing. beginning first by sewing a paper towel with straight lines and turns. and, with no time to waste we quickly moved on to the limbs and body of the bears.
and as we sewed the kids played. noah enjoyed a guy friend to buddy around with, while all 5 of the girls quickly entered each others worlds of american girls, dress up clothes, kitchens, and make-believe play.
i love the way children do that. they are not reserved. they do not hold back, they innocently jump into friendship. they leave fear behind, hope for the best, and jump.
today, i jumped.
i chose to share my world with another child of God.
and as i jumped into friendship, i was BLESSED!
blessed as we sewed, learned, laughed, shared our stories, were inspired, encouraged, understood, and shared our good God.
and today, i have a new friend.
i wonder what i can jump into tomorrow?
what have you jumped into? what could you jump into?