GRACE meets us in the details of our life, in the dailiness of it, showing up in moments of connection and beauty that come to greet us. The friend who calls at the right time. The word that arrives when we most need it. A moment that stops us in our tracks with un-looked for delight or loveliness, a gesture of forgiveness or help or blessing that can shift the course of a day.
(Jan Richardson ~ Beloved retreat for Lent)
1. For me, Friday Fave Five is about looking for grace-filled moments in my week. I love the definition of grace that Jan Richardson gives in her on-line Lenten retreat. Grace was the topic for the week and through our study my eyes have been opened to it in new ways.
2. Grace filled the moments spent with a group of friends at dinner one night. I ending up sitting across the table from a friend that had bruised my feelings a bit not long ago. After a few of hours of talking and laughing I'm on level ground again and cherish the years we've had together and what lies ahead. Grace either placed me in the right chair, or found its way to soften my heart.
3. The way my son-in-law looks at my daughter and how tender he is in caring for her. The opportunity I have to welcome him as a member of our family and to honor and respect him as my daughter's husband.
4. My Aunt Ann and I went to the Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum yesterday. The jewelry and other objects on display were stunning. We marveled at the workmanship and were in awe of some of the pieces worn by our favorite film stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly. My grandmother had a love for the movies, and as we took in the section that was devoted to the stars, and the one that displayed photos of the 1920s and styles of that era, I thought about Gram, and Auntie Ann shared some of her stories. We had a lovely day.
5. Knitting this project for Emily's baby has been (mostly) pure joy. Thanks to Meredith for coaching me through it, and despite the fact that there are a few little oopsies (my first project of this kind). And the sheep got feisty and ended up going different directions sometimes, instead of the orderly march that the pattern intended. I learned a lot in the process. About knitting, patience, diligence and letting go of small imperfections. The color doesn't show well in this photo, but the main yarn is a soft yellow.
How was your week? Leave a comment or link up with the crew at Friday's Fave Five. Have a good weekend, everyone!