On the ride to the workshop, one of my friends and I talked about Thanksgiving and how it would be great to host a Thanksgiving with strays (people we didn't know), people away from home and show them love and share our table, our blessings.
My friend Sarah arrived to workshop before we did and sent us a text, it read..." This is like manual labor with cup cakes!" my unrealistic expectations flashed through my head and I thought this can't be!!! it's Anthropologie!!! surely they must have crafting unicorns back there! But I tried to remain calm and let God do what he always does for me.
We sat down at our very own table and prepared to do our part in the super intricate garland structure we where helping with and enjoy each others company.
A sweet girl joined us and now we were four. I asked what her name was and she told us, we tried to say it with out butchering it, she smiled as we repeated after her. She told us she was here alone from China studying biology .
She was sweet and funny ; she told us she missed her family, we were all so different but so very much the same... We asked if she had plans for Thanksgiving and then I asked, "what does your name mean?" and she said "A thousand pearls"... in that second I knew this workshop would be more then I ever expected.
What do you know! They do have unicorns at Anthropologie!
The Anthropologie team!
A Thousand Pearls :)
Sarah and Jenn :)