Monday, August 7, 2006

Would You Believe?

If Destiny joined you for a playdate when you were a child and forewarned you you'd become a yarn addict, a hook addict, a pattern addict, and a bead addict, would you believe?

If Faith met you on the playground and told you waiting for UPS, FedEx, and DHL for your latest crochet goodies would become a fun experience in your adulthood, would you believe?

If Hope were at the library and motioned for you to come over, and you did, and then whispered sweetly in your ear that one day your name would be in a book, would you believe?

If Charity bumped into you at a local store as you were shopping with your parents for winter clothes and told you one day you'd create items for others in need, would you believe?

2 comments:

wipforever said...

Awwwww!  It's a little Dee!!!!  How old are you in the pic?

The only one I would have believed is Faith.  I used to love having penpals and getting mail, even as a kid.  In 1977, I did get my name in a book as a result of my letter writing - I'm in the book "Letters to Star Trek" by Susan Sackett.

Would I have believed Mamaw if she told me, "One day, you'll get the hang of this crochet thing"?  Not in a million years.  And I still have a hard time believing that the crocheters I've gotten to know are so dog-gone nice, especially when you hear so much "bad" going on in the world.  

Lots of hugs,
Sheila

wenpen said...

Dee--That was beautiful.  I love the picture of you!  I would have believed Destiny as I had a toy called a "Knitting Jenny" that I used to make doll clothing.  I loved getting my mother's leftover yarn.  I would have listened to Faith, as what child does not love getting mail.  I still believe in Hope.  As a child, my dearest dream was to be a writer.  I was published in Seventeen magazine when I was 18.  And if my husband will relinquish the computer for more than 5 minutes, I might be able to get some writing done.  LOL!
I would not have believed in Charity, though.  Growing up, my family always believed in the "mitzvah" of giving.  But, the thought that I would have been able to crochet or knit garments that someone other than a doll would wear was beyond me.  I made doll clothes and the occasional headband.  Sweaters, hats, afghans were what adults made.  At 10, I did not dream that big.
We should change the lyrics to that old "Coke" song....."I'd like to give the world a coke......"  How about, "I'd like to crochet the world a blanket and keep it warm at night."
Wendy