Friday, September 24, 2010

Three hours ago

I was sitting with my children, relaxing after a full morning of unpacking, just knitting away. As I paused and saw all their faces so intent on the project they were working on, Kai asked; "Mom are you going to take a picture of that sweater when you are done?" "Yes that would be a great idea Kai!" Then as I finished the last stitch and lifted it into the air, there was a gasp that escaped my chest. I had dropped a stitch about 6 inches from the bottom. "That's OK mom, Ethan reassured me, we'll keep you company while you re knit that part." I couldn't help feeling that sense of relief, like a big bear hug from his kindness, listening with my heart I heard the patience that was his gift.
It is completely knitted now.

I was reminded of three years ago.
We were waiting for the birth of our daughter, a little sister that had been an answered prayer for our Ethan. He had also asked Santa to please send him a little sister.
This was a long wait for him, and he learned that patience was a gift.

6 comments:

irish coffee and chocolate said...

What a sweet boy!
I'm in awe of your knitting ability btw!:)

earthforaliens said...

You are a dedicated knitter, that's fo sho. Some crazy skills you got there.

Red said...

Knitting is blissful, especially when you see the finished item. You both should give it a try :)

Kmarie said...

Ok so I got this christmas craft magazine pulled out and in it are the cutest knitted mini stockings for the tree- along with other things! I immediately thought of you. I want to do them. Should we try them?

Grandma K said...

I too, am in awe of knitters!

Three years has really changed those two kiddos....

Red said...

I would enjoy knitting those mini stockings with you ~KMarie and have all sizes of needles ( inherited from my great grandmothers) I also saw fun mini knitted toques and scarves for gift bottles :)
~Karin we have lots to share, let's have a cuppa soon.