Learning for Life

 Reflecting on my “dreams,” that my career would be that of wife and mother, I began observing every woman I knew, who had made this her career.  I soon concluded that in order to be a good wife and mother, one needed to know how to cook and sew.

My mother said the kitchen was too dangerous a place for children (I was four) so I concentrated my efforts on learning to sew.

Grandma SMF gave me my first lesson.  She had me embroider a small quilt block that had an elephant stamped on it.

Grandma IJD was my second victim teacher.  She taught me to crochet, despite complaints (hers, not mine) that I was too young to learn.  My first creation was a sweater for my doll.  I still have hook she gave me that day.

Little did I know that as I pursued my dreams for the future, I was carrying on a legacy, faithfully handed down from the past.

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Dreaming…

"Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass." ~Psalm 37:4 & 5

Confident Endeavors

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."

- H.D. Thoreau


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