Greetings to anyone who may be reading. This blog has been dormant for well over a year, but it has never been far from my mind. Life interferes. A new position at work that demands 50+ hours a week, the master’s program that I’m finally within weeks of completing, and a fourth recurrence of the rare cancer I’ve been battling for 4 years has commandeered my time and energy, showing no mercy.
We are currently in the middle of a global pandemic. It would seem that no one anywhere is untouched by the COVID 19 virus. The nightly news is filled with horrific stories of suffering, sometimes bringing me to tears along with the rest of the country. I work in healthcare and while I am not a direct patient caregiver, I work with those who are. We are worried about supplies. We are worried about our staff. We are floating in the midst of the unknown with regards to how bad things will truly get before it starts to get better. We are all weary.
My mom is 86 years old. She lives nearly a thousand miles away from me. We connect every single day, usually by text (yes, she actually texts me more than my kids do), and I worry about her. She’s in Ohio and has been under stay-at-home restrictions for a while now. Her birthday was last week, and she had to celebrate alone. FaceTime just isn’t the same. I worry about her safety from this sickness. I worry that she’ll not have what she needs. Tonight, we both agreed that it would be nice to get some good news – something to give us hope.
I think now is the time for a new beginning.
But this is just a blog, ostensibly about knitting, which is one of my life’s true loves (second really only to my family), but I need this blog to be something more: a place where I can be real about life and faith (and fiber, always fiber). Hence the title of this post. So, I’m going to give it a shot. For my fellow knitters, even when I wax eloquent (or not so much) on non-knitting-related topics, I hope you’ll find some sort of hope here. Or at least a temporary distraction.
Wherever you are, I pray you are safe and well, that you have all that you need, and that you are at least in touch with those you love. Take nothing for granted.
And knit something. It’s good for you.