The unthinkable thing has happened...both in Boston and in TX and more close to home, right here in MI.
For those of you that know me, you know that my faith in God is at the very foundation of who I am. It's what makes all the rest matter to me. It's what I try to live by. It's what gets me through stuff. Hard stuff. Stuff like someone doing something they never imagined they could do (running THE marathon) and being struck down by hate in the process. Stuff like a guy going to work to take care of his family and never coming home again. Stuff like a little boy standing along side the biggest race in the country to watch something many runners dream about doing, only to leave his family behind. And just today changed my former SIL's life as she was hit by a drunk driver while she had stopped to help a co-worker stranded on the side of the road.
I've been muddling around all day. Can't seem to focus on much for very long and I find myself just trying to keep busy.
For me one of the most comforting gifts God gave me was my ability to make quilts. To immerse myself in color and fabric and digging deep within myself to tap my creativity has been my solace for so many years.
It's helped me deal with hard stuff so many times. Got me through cancer twice. Loss of family members. Helped me support our nations brightest and best serving our country. Brought joy to a young girl living in a shelter. Brought me many friends. Provided a way to make a living. Given me a vehicle to share what I love. Given me a chance to make a difference - no matter how small.
|Quilt of Valor for Alex Knapp|
Quilting has been the thing that I can channel my energy into when I feel like I'm coming apart at the seams.
It is time alone with just me, the machine, the fabric and my conversations with God.
May quilting be for you what it has been for me.....something to keep you busy during the hard stuff and in the process help you to bless others when you are the one coming apart at the seams.
Pray for each other and our nation. ~ Linda
1 Peter 4:10-11 God has given gifts to each of you...