Thursday, April 9, 2009
Work In Progress
Here are two views of Hand Bag, one from yesterday and one from today. I had some really good stitching time today and will probably stitch some more tonight. I love to stitch. I love to blog too.
The title of this blog post got me to thinking about how most human beings are works in progress. We work on ourselves little by little and try to make the best of one of God's creations. I look back at the last 5 years of my life and then I look back 10 years and then 18 years and I'm not even remotely the same person I thought I was 18 years ago and probably not even the same person as a year ago.
First off my son will be 18 in a couple of weeks(not months, not years but weeks). I still remember carrying him and wondering how I was going to be responsible for another living thing. We bear some responsibility when we marry but when you have a child there are no more sick days(even when they are almost 18). I've been married 22 years. Who would have ever thought that a visit to Club Med in Martinique would bring me to a man who lived less then 2 hours away. Ten years ago, My father had just passed away the year before and my whole life up until then was ripped up into little pieces and shook up in a bag and put together differently(he had been in a coma for 8 months before his death, if that doesn't change a person nothing will). I lived on Long Island was working in a gift shop and making pillows to keep me at home more with my son. 6 years ago I moved upstate and started to find myself. Peace quiet, me, my husband and my son(plus my dog) moved to a quieter more peaceful environment and I had to make new friends and start my little cottage industry all over again. Then 2 years ago I joined the coop and discovered my inner artist and I have been discovering bits and pieces of myself daily since I took on the moniker.
Such an amazing transformation of a life, just my ordinary life, but a transformation of a life. Am I a happier person? Not sure, I am happier and more peaceful when embroidering but the rest of my life still bears a bit of chaos. And you know what that is ok because life is what it is. A journey of peaks and valleys and works in progress. So what is your journey and what is your work in progress?
Thanks for reading and keep stitching!