Wednesday, August 8, 2012
YARN ALONG AND BITS OF READING
Joining in with Ginny for her weekly yarn along. I have on the needles the Magnolia Shawl/Wrap from Dolce Handknits. Using Cascade Superwash in a teal blue. I have to say, I really love their patterns. Simple, clear directions. I like that. The patterns have a certain classiness to them. Your eye is immediately drawn to the beauty of the stitches and designs in these patterns. I know a lot of knitters worship Elizabeth Zimmerman, but I have never found her stuff all that, well, polished. Is that the word I am looking for?
Currently reading Elevate the Everyday, by Tracey Clark of Shutter Sisters fame. Excellent book. I am taking it in small doses, savoring the wisdom and perspective a page here and a page there. I am participating in the Nehemiah-a heart that can break, by Kelly Minter.It's part of the Living Room Series and Beth Moore's Summer Siesta study. Just so much meat to chew on there, how Nehemiah was broken for his world. How we, as Christians should feel broken for ours. Then I am also reading Mary Oliver's Why I Wake Early. A poem here and there as I go about the day.This particular volume speaks to me, right now. *(Book links in my Amazon box on the sidebar.)
As I sat typing this out it really hit me. Each book I am reading is ministering to a different part of my soul. In the last week two older children shared their hearts with me. Heavy stuff. Made me feel like I got this mothering gig all wrong. This ever happen to you? I am not ready to go into too much detail as I am still processing it all. Raw feelings, raw emotions. Crying. Doubt. Guilt, oh yes, guilt. Second guessing everything you have ever done. Wishing that you could do it all over again with all this new knowledge, new wisdom, new perspective. Life is messy, very messy sometimes. How to clean it up. These thoughts plaque my days lately. Yup, heavy stuff. Gosh, I am just ready for some fluff, ya know!
Even the way I edited the picture above looks like I am feeling. A bit ragged with a definite edge. Slightly out of focus. Ahhhh...exhale....pray...lots. That's today.