Our first event was definitely just that. inspiring.
We had a good group turn out for a cold and early Saturday morning. Not a huge crowd, but a group of women who I know were there because they wanted to be and were meant to be.
I had all of the supplies and boxes, set out on tables. Then each woman could choose how she wanted to do it. Thats what I loved about it. Each box was special and unique and a reflection of the person who made it.
I remember clearly the night I opened up my own memory box and pulled out the little pink lovie bear. It represented hope and a future. I would give it to my next baby girl. I had no idea it would lead to this. To giving that same hope to other women in this way
what I loved about our craft day, is that the items donated came from around the world, but the boxes were decorated and assembled by women here in San Antonio. All united for one purpose.
It was really a lot of fun. I honestly think that every woman is capable of being "crafty." that God has given us a gift of creativity with our hands. as moms and wives and daughters...as women. We were designed with a desire to create.
I hope to do many more events like this. Bring women together, join our hearts, and put our hands to work for the blessing of others.threads of love is always in need of donation and it is my heart to continue working with them.
I asked the women to say a little prayer as they decorated each box. To think about the mom who would be receiving it, to pray for peace for her, and that these boxes truly would bring hope.
For some of the women, this was also part of their own healing. Many of them were there with their own story and decorating a box was another step to finding their own peace and healing.
I had the chance to talk with one of the women in particular, and I was telling her that this was part of my healing as well. I believe that in order to take hold of wholeness and healing, you should give in whatever area you need it in.
Ministering to other women, in this sort of way, I feel like I am fulfilling a need God has given to me. To see other women experience hope and joy, and the knowledge of it.
It was honestly just beautiful to me. We could have stayed for hours more, but had to stick to our schedule. Next time we know we will need more time because when you get a bunch of women together with food and crafts....you need a lot of time ;)
There are a few more boxes to decorate and more items that are still coming to add to the boxes. So when they are 100% complete I will take pictures of one and what went into each from all of the amazing shops, businesses and individuals, so that you have a better idea. And then I will take them to threads of love!
I can not wait!!!
Thanks to each of you for your continued prayers and support. this is truly just one step in what I believe God has for this purpose and cause.