Knitting Like Life?

Some of you may not know but I’m a knitter, crocheter, needleworker, hand-smocker. While making a piece for a special young lady, I was thinking, “If you look really hard, you’ll see my mistakes.” Heaven’s, some mistakes are really noticeable and I have to frog the piece. “Rip it, rip it.”(Rip out the whole piece back to the beginning) Get it? Or in some fortunate cases I only have to tink (which is knit spelled backwards) the work (take out one stitch at a time). Life for some can be just like that. You try your best to do what’s right, be honest, etc. and even though you do, you still mess up. Sometimes it’s an error in judgement (been there), sometimes it’s a comment not posed exactly constructively (been there too) , and sometimes it’s a huge life altering mistake (Yup, you guessed it). For some of these difficulties, even though you are human and are sure to make your mistakes, some can be corrected by an apology, changing your mind, trying to explain, or just frogging it. Marriage and divorce are like this. Even when those close to us don’t understand when we have to make such life altering changes, we have to in order to help ourselves get mentally healthier. I have to believe that God understands our situation and also even though it isn’t something God may agree with Biblically, he is compassionate and merciful. Know that God sees all, knows all, and will still work his plan in your life even when you “frog” or “tink”. Still stay close to him, pray for his guidance because it’s us that wanders away, not God.

Published by mud2porcelain

I am a Christian writer, aspiring to inspire, uplift, encourage and help those who are overwhelmed, overworked, over needed, or just at a difficult time in life. Being 64, married, divorced, now married to my high school sweetheart, having had 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and now 3 great grandchildren surely qualifies me to be able to discuss the difficulties of life even with a family without any bumps in the road. Just so you know, there've been plenty of bumps in the road. I've been down the wrong road, a muddy, deep rutted road, a dusty loooong road, and one that I've asked for plenty of guidance from those who felt they were qualified to help me. I'm a registered nurse with varied experiences including 15 years in hospice nursing, and still do some consulting and before that 30 yr + career many jobs to make ends meet. I'm also a sister, and a daughter to my deceased parents. My mother in law, who lives with us has "adopted" me as her daughter. Soon I will be embarking on an adventure of volunteering for hospice as well. While never wanting to do psychiatric nursing out of fear of the unknown, I found myself navigating my own lifelong depression and anxiety. My children also have varied experience with mental illness (a subject we all need to discuss openly). I have high hopes that this site can help and encourage you during your journeys as well.

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