What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Little girl turning young lady.

She's been begging to learn to crochet. I kept delaying because I thought she was too young; it would be too hard for her to understand; she wouldn't have the patience to follow through.

Why do I always assume the worst, I wonder?

If it is too hard for her to understand, she will learn that knowledge needs to be sought after, worked towards. If she lacks the patience, what better way to grow it? And who am I to put an AGE on interests?! sheesh.

On a day that was about 98 degrees, when I had no energy but to sit and have a fan blowing hot air on me, I finally gave in and figured the lesson would last about five minutes.

Instead, she worked alongside me for nearly an hour while I was crocheting myself. I know my girl. I know that part of the drive she had was simply to sit and be with me (big girls still yearn for snuggles) and another part came from the deep, great desire to do something worthwhile, something with the distinct air of grown-up-ness.

She fills pockets of time by the window with her little tin full of pink yarn and blue crochet hook. She anxiously wonders if her tension is good enough to start the next step---single crochet.

She is becoming more full of grown-up-ness by the day.

It makes me proud and secretly, a wee bit sad.


Bonnie said...

Yep, Mama growing pains. I know they're supposed to grow up, but I wish it was easier on us to let it happen!

Great job Corynn! I'm excited to see when you finish your first project!

Peggy said...

Tell me about it! Our eldest got his driver's license a few weeks ago, spent a week away from home on a mission trip (where he declared he was sad to be coming home...), and is now praying about just enlisting the marines straight out of high school instead of going to college.... When he start to become so independent??? Our middle son starts high school and has asked to resume his piano lessons plus would like to start looking at colleges NOW. He's torn between flying helicopters, being a chef, or a professional musician (classical or jazz!) We just tell him to keep praying about it. His interested are such that he could do all three. And our youngest only has only have one year left before he joins the realm of junior high! HOw did they get to be 11, 14, and 16 so quickly???

Tell Corynn to keep up the good work! I am excited to see her first project!! (you should see the pile of wash cloths that are starting to accumulate here.. ha ha!!)

Toodles!! Take care and enjoy them! I know that is what I am doing right now... Trying to enjoy all the stages of life!! They are a gift from God and are to be loved and cherished always!! :)

Nanci said...
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Nanci said...

Hooray for Corynn!!!
And hooray for Mama for teaching her!
I love to see second generation Needlewomen!!! They are the hope that the art will not be lost. May she teach the third generation as well.

Also, I will be e-mailing you this evening about TOA.

Leah said...

I just started Rose crocheting some napkin rings a few months back. She was supposed to do one a day, but somehow after about five or six, we both forgot to keep them going. They were easy and she felt a sense of accomplishment because they were actually DONE in a short amount of time and USABLE and CUTE.
She also sewed some napkins with scrap material to go in them.

Tracy said...

How exciting for Corynn! I had to wait until I was in my 30's to learn!

Victoria said...

I still don't know how to crochet - but my girls want to learn. She is so blessed to have a mommy who knows so much and is willing to take the time with her.

...they call me mommy... said...

Aww...I can so relate to the wanting to wait until they are older and "ready"! Thanks for the kick in the pants, so to speak! :)