Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A Gift of the Heart
This is her first weaving project and she wanted me to have it as a gift.
I was moved to tears.
Women in Guatemala learn to weave at a young age and then sell their goods to help provide for their family. So, even though it was a gift, I told Engli I wanted to pay her for it.
She asked for 5Q, which is less than a dollar.
A table runner in the market would sell for about 75Q.
"It is worth much more than 5Q! On Saturday when you come to my house I want you to give me a price more than 5Q", I told her.
Can you see where this is going?
When she came over on Saturday, she asked for 6Q.
I paid her 25Q. But, in my heart it is worth so much more!!
Posted by Maureen Erickson (Mo) at 9:56 PM