Saturday, September 6, 2014
I stood and watched her, smoothing the satin and fingering the tiny knitted stitches. I thought about how fast she is growing and prayed she will always know she is wrapped in love, covered in Grace.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Beginning Again: For Nora
2014: The year of Nora! In about 3 months, I will hold a new grandchild in my arms. This baby will be our 4th birth grandchild, but the first baby for our youngest son and his wife of 5 years. I find myself more excited every day. Just as I did for our other granddaughters, I began a letter, or journal, for her as soon as her conception was announced. This letter tells of our joy as we wait for her arrival, and chronicles family events as well as talking about how we look forward to sharing our family journey with her. The difference in Nora's letter and ones I previously wrote is that this letter is in the form of a password protected blog! The following excerpt is posted there on October 1, 2013, so this is written to Nora.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
I have begun a knitting project, or shall I say begun to finish one I started over 40 years ago! When I was pregnant with our first son, I finished a lovely cream colored knitted shawl in which we wrapped him for his trip home from the hospital. Each of his two younger brothers also came home wrapped in the shawl, as have each of my granddaughters now. But when I was pregnant with our 2nd son, I started something that would be "his" by knitting some wide lace intended to grace a receiving blanket. Anyone who has been pregnant while running after a 2 year old will understand why that project barely got started. When son #3 was on the way, I picked up the lace again and completed another 8 or 10 inches. Now that son is 40 and expecting his own child and I have once again begun to knit on the lace. It isn't easy getting started and striking my stride on a project that old, plus I had to order some yarn that is as close to the original as possible. I hope I successfully complete it this time. Arthritic fingers don't knit as nimbly! :) I used to knit while I watched TV, but right now I am keeping my eyes glued to the pattern and the knitting!