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Wednesday, September 21st 2011

12:56 AM

Needle & Thread

I did some mending today.  It was surprising how it calmed me.  A seam.  Two buttons.  A snag that had to be pulled through.

For the first time in a long while, I felt like I was doing something that was within my control.  And it felt good to be fixing something.

You see, I live in a world of unfixable problems.  Torn relationships.  Solutions that come unraveled.  And I need to know that the thread of my story will stand the test of these trials.  Paul says they’re momentary, or temporary trials.  But to me, they feel like a permanent part of life.   Will I break under pressure?  Will the fabric of my soul endure?  God says it will, as long as I stay close to Him.  He also promises that He’ll stay close to me.

As I mended a quilt, I realized suddenly that my mom had been there.  I saw seams she had stitched back together, and for a moment, it felt like we were doing a very ordinary thing together.  It’s been a year since Mom died, but today, I received a hug in the form of a light downy blanket in my arms. 

That’s the power of love.  It continues through seasons of change.  And it reminds me that I’m going to be okay:  God is mending my heart.

Sally

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3 user comments.

Posted by Lillie Ammann:

What a blessing to feel your mom's presence when you needed a hug.

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Wednesday, September 21st 2011 @ 1:42 AM

Posted by Sally Ferguson:

Yes, a huge blessing. Thanks Lillie.

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