What a wonderful early birthday present – my very own homemade blanket! I don’t know how many blankets I’ve crocheted in the past couple of years but I’ve given every one of them away. Yesterday, my special friend, Danielle surprised me with a BEAUTIFUL blanket that she’s been working on for months.
She reluctantly modeled it…I can get away with these demands when I’m the “birthday-girl-to-be”!
I remember when Danielle started crocheting this blanket. She just loved the watermelon colours and I know how much she was looking forward to enjoying this blanket herself.
Funny thing with these blankets…they take so much time and effort but as you crochet away, the Lord puts someone’s name on your heart and you begin to wrestle internally – you want to keep the blanket but you clearly know that it’s not meant for you. You surrender… and then the anticipation begins. You can’t wait to bless someone with your labour of love.
I know the feeling EXACTLY.
Giving feels so good.
I saw Danielle’s joy as I “ooo-ed and ah-ed” at this gift.
She knows that I know that she knows how much I love doing the same thing for other people. It’s a grammatically poor sentence but it’s a rich truth. THAT’S what makes it so special.
Homemade gifts speak volumes…and Danielle has loved me loudly.
As I write this blog on a cool and windy Wednesday morning, I’m wrapped in love.
(But I couldn’t resist this quote!)
I love giving homemade gifts. Which one of my children would you like? Author unknown