Memorial projects are incredibly special to me. I love hearing stories about the person’s life and keep them in the forefront of my mind as I cut and sew, doing my best to incorporate bits and pieces of who they were into the design. My goal is always to create a piece that can be a tangible reminder of a beautiful person whose memory lives on in the hearts of those who loved him or her. Here is a peek at my process.
Who do you hope your kids look up to?
This summer I finally got my Mother’s Day project finished and hung up (thanks, Dad!). I loved this project for a few reasons…
It was a beautiful routine and I missed it dearly when we moved. I didn’t realize until this summer just how much my now 4 year old missed this routine too.
I’m on my fifth rodeo involving parenting a toddler in church. Rodeo, I say, because containing a toddler in the pew and riding a bucking bronco are pretty much the same thing sometimes.
Life is short. Instead of trying to jam as many things as possible into that brief span, I’m trying to enjoy everything in front of me as much as I can.
It may not have been the most productive morning by most measures, but it was incredibly enjoyable to see the wonder and rapt attention on the kids faces.
And it was productive in the way that observing nature always is – it teaches us about the world and ourselves in endless illustrations of life.
My kids teach me so much about life.
Our youngest is every bit of two and a half with a strong will to boot. Her favorite phrase for the past 6 months?
“Do it self!”
“I got it! Do. It. SELF!”
A word struck me this morning as I snuggled my babies on the couch and read them book after book.
We all crave closeness.