A few weeks ago I met a young mom who doesn’t have a lot. How we met I won’t share because no one needs to know but I will share what happened.
In our conversation she expressed her desire to learn how to crochet and told me how much she would like to have a blanket like one of mine she had seen. She had some yarn she wasn’t using so we swapped her yarn for my ability and last night I finished her blanket.
It is my habit when I crochet to pray for the person I’m creating the item for. It’s a habit I got into many years ago. It’s not huge fancy prayers but just little breaths of prayer which cross my mind and my lips once in a while. You can’t see them in the stitches but I know they are there and my Creator knows too. The Creator also knows what the person is in need of so I don’t presume to pray specifics but rather I pray for the will of the Divine in that person’s life.
Many blankets, hats, sweaters and even dish cloths have passed through my fingers and into other people’s lives. My children and grandchildren all have blankets and a few other people who I thought might appreciate it. I’m not always sure my prayers have worked but that is not mine to judge so I continue with my silly little habit.
Last night I put the finishing touches on the blanket I was making for this young woman I don’t know. I sent her a message and asked if I could drop it off to her. We set the time and so I showed up but there were police vehicles close to the spot. I kept my distance and sent her a message.
I was sad to learn that she had some very difficult things to deal with today. I don’t know details and don’t need to but it seemed she was struggling with a relationship and had been hurt. When she finally met me she had tears in her lovely eyes and marks on her small body. The cause of both was obvious. As I handed her the bag she let me know she was moving and she said she would be in touch.
Everything in me wanted to hug her but I just told her the blanket would give her a hug tonight. I pray it does.
That she got the blanket today might be a coincidence… or it might not.