We have been still. It has been what we needed. It has been good. It is funny how life tells us to keep moving, keep moving, keep moving. Joel and I are anticipating some big transitions for our family. In the face of the snow, my creative slump, and the upcoming transition I have been still. Counter intuitive to what we are told, but I feel I have been a better wife and mom because the stillness allowed me not to fret, I have been praying, slowly knitting and just this week I turned on my sewing machine. It had dust on it people; it has been that long since I have sewn anything. I keep coming back to this quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes,
“Take your needle my child and work at your pattern —
it will come out a rose by and by.
Life is like that . . . one stitch
at a time, taken patiently.”