This Christmas I was the recipient of extravagant love. I am so humbled and blessed by my gifts.... especially these...
In our church there is a precious little lady (really little because she is only about 4' 10"). She is the one who called me "an old shoe". She is 88 years old and cannot read. But oh, the love that outshines the most well educated and wealthy!
She blessed me with some pot holders - or "trivets" . They are handmade with much love, double thickness and hand crocheted. They vary in size and pattern. Here is a large one to put under pots or casserole dishes... (isn't it colorful?)
This is an assortment of the sizes and patterns ... yes, there are A LOT of them!
This is the stack of them... there are 13 in the stack... it is 7 inches high! (and I gave 2 of them away and I have 2 at my weekend parsonage!)
That was quite an act of love! She even taught me how to make them! She was not content to just give me one, but showered me with them.
Then, she out did herself in extravagance ... she began to crochet me an afghan... she said she got started and just kept going... it is very colorful and heavy and warm!
FEET long... that is 4 yards!.... my husband and I can lie toe to toe and it will completely cover us... There is no telling how much yarn is in this beauty. I don't know how she was able to pick it up! She is small and frail and this is huge and heavy.
I would say that this lady of not much means, a widow, gave more than a mite. She gave abundantly of what she had and what she could do.
Yes, I feel loved. I feel humbled. I feel blessed...
What was your favorite gift this year?