It brings my heart great joy to see Nyla feed and love on her baby dolls just as we do in our home when we invite others to join us. I'm praying I can continue to teach her the life skill of opening her home and hosting fellowships. It's such a great way to get to know others. It's such a great way to tell others about the love of Jesus and to love them for who they are.
Below are a couple of pictures of her playing hostess. Her great-grandmother's tea set is now in possession by my mom so it gets played with each time we go out for a visit. Nyla decided, on her own, to pull up the baby dolls to the coffee table, using various forms of seating. A high chair, a rocking chair, a couple of scooters were used. A good hostess uses what's available and makes it work! Am I right? She didn't want to exclude any dolls, so she grabbed what seating she had. She set the table before them and played tea party. Be still my heart. What a blessing it was to watch her do this all on her own. She went to my mom and asked for a couple animal crackers because, "they need something to eat."
She provided a time of fellowship for her friends and what a time they had!
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22: 6 (KJV)
This post is linked to this week's Gratituesday post at Heavenly Homemakers. Check out her blog for other great Gratituesday's posts.