"We should make the most of what God gives, both the bounty and the capacity to enjoy it, accepting what's given and delighting in the work. It's God's gift!" Ecclesiastes 5:19
The town green resting lazy from summer awakens with sights, sounds, and satiable cuisines of autumn harvest. Colored tents of blue and white dot narrow avenues as vendors lay their wares before the public-the work of their hands-for sale.
And we were there. Three heart-friends who bend and mold and turnabout words in our minds and on paper until they're ready for print. Vulnerable to the world, our birthed words laid out amidst color and artist's toil. Who would buy? Who would come and honor our toil?
These would. These glorious, smiling, playful children. This loving mother and aunt.
They were one of many gifts given us wordsmiths this weekend. Our hearts delighted as we watched these children giggle and point, ooo and ahhh over our playful words and our illustrators' painted pictures.
We snapped a few photos, marking this moment that reminds us our words are a gift of joy or encouragement and this is why we write. To watch this gift received is a blessing beyond description from God, who authored our words.
To learn more about these children's authors,their books and their events please click on their names: Doreen Tango-Hampton (I Like Gum), Susan Jones (Until We Meet Again), or Dawn Aldrich (Auntie's House)
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