This past Sunday Ella and I ended up on the same pew. The child was watching me closely as I sketched a picture of our visiting guest preacher. Whispering something to her grandmother, Ella was allowed to move toward me and watch me draw. She was too shy to speak to me but she tapped on the picture which I assumed meant she wanted me to continue drawing.
We stood for the closing hymn and Ella went back to her grandmother, took something from her and came back to me. She tapped the picture she brought and then she tapped me. She was giving me her own drawing. We made it a trade and I gave her mine.
Here is Ella in her back yard climbing the ladder to play on her new slide with the sun shinning on her through the shade of her favorite tree.
It is nice to have a new friend.
|Ella at play in her own back yard:)|