Well, well, dear friends. Persistence and patience paid off and I have completed the baby afghan for my coming grandchild. After multiple unravelings, I admit to having brief moments of doubt, but there are times when being stubborn comes in handy. My crocheting skills were put to the test, to say the least. And while the blanket is not perfect, it is finished. Hallelujah and amen!
I have started another one. It's a very simple pattern (whew), but is done using two strands of yarn throughout, which makes it heavy. I don't plan to work on it again until the weather cools off. You'll be the first to know. Wish me luck!
On Friday, The Man and I drove over to visit the parents. After supper, the skies opened up and drenched the earth. I walked out and stood under the carport, watching the rain fall. There's something about a rainy day that draws out the reflective side of me. I recalled the days of sun and rain not so awfully long ago, days when time stood still, when love and loyalty pointed the way, and the prayers of family and friends brought strength to the four of us. I wouldn't trade those days for anything in the world.
The weekend found my sisters and I enjoying time on the Island. Twin sister invited me and big sis to join her in celebration of a generous raise on her job. She said it would be her treat (speaking of generous), but even had it not been, we would have been there, sharing food and conversation, bedtime prayers, and laughs galore. That's just what we do.
I couldn't be more proud of my twin sister, and if you knew all of the obstacles she has overcome, you'd be proud of her, too. She has always honored God with her finances, and, true to His word, He has blessed her abundantly in return.
We discovered it is nigh to impossible to get a selfie when three people are wearing hats the size of Texas. It didn't stop us from trying though.
In life, I find it so refreshing spending time with my sisters, whether a few minutes or a weekend. Not only are we blessed to have each other, we love each other, unconditionally. Does that mean we're perfect? No. Does that mean we always agree with what the other one does? No. Does that mean we've never had a spat and spoken unkind words to each other? No. But all of these things are temporary situations, while our love for each other is forever.
Until next time, dear friends, thanks for keeping me company. May your week be filled with quiet spaces and friendly faces.