Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The first crocus. The knowledge that spring is indeed coming. What a wonderful sight! Welcome, spring!
Mom, Dad and I attended a visitation last night. She was a friend from Mom and Dad's church and her name suited her perfectly.
I did not know her well, but she always had a smile. She always made one feel welcome. Even when we visited her in the nursing home and she could not speak because of her tracheotomy tube, she smiled and greeted us with such a warm welcome.
We talked about this yesterday in Bible study (we were a little off topic...). The importance of making people feel welcome. I often forget to set people at ease and let them know how glad I am to see them.
Becoming more welcoming is on my mind.
Crocuses welcome spring. 'Hooray, spring is here!'
Joy would welcome her visitors. 'I'm so glad to see you!'
And Joy was welcomed into heaven with a 'well done, good and faithful servant.'
In the spirit of welcoming, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I am truly grateful for the time you take to read my ramblings.