During one of our talks we discussed her knitting and how she began knitting at the center. In 2009, Julia started attending computer classes at the center when she found time on her hands before and after classes. Sitting in the lobby, Julia became known as “The Greeting Lady,” as her kind hello and vibrant smile touched those who entered, yet it wasn’t only her greeting that set Julia apart. Julia began knitting scarves, hats, and gloves for her family and friends, born from a passion of giving. Soon after, the door of opportunity opened wide for Julia to help others in countries such as Haiti and Russia.
Since then, Julia has knitted about 150 hats and scarves for Haiti, and about 100 hats and scarves for those in Russia. Because of her time, love, and thread, Julia Nixon received the Presidential Service Award on September 11, 2013, for contributing over 100 volunteer hours for her gifts of knitting to help others.
Julia’s motto is, “Every stitch is made with love.” It’s not only a phrase where she is concerned, but the way she lives out her faith, desiring others to know they are loved. One thread at a time.
What does love look like? How does love sparkle? For Julia Nixon, it’s delighting herself in the Lord, and sharing that love through time and her thread to help others in need.
Have you shared your skills and talents with others? If so, how? If not, let me encourage you to share your love with others today and SPARKLE!