DK and I try to make the drive out to north Houston to spend time with Ma and Pa as often as possible and last March during a visit, Ma shared some advice that really struck me. I thought you might really benefit from this as well, hence the blog.
After visiting with the men for a while, Ma took me on a little tour around the house of all the projects she's working on. She showed me the quilt she's sewing by hand for one of her sons and as she carefully pointed out the detail, she tells me "with each stitch, I say a prayer for him"... I was stunned. Imagine the love and prayer that completely saturates that quilt!
She then led me upstairs to show how Kim's old room now also serves as her private sewing room where she can spread out her currect projects, a couple of which are for girls less fortunate.
She went on to share how important it is as women that we have our own little nook, a place to spread out and maintain our creative endeavors. "A lot of women use the kitchen table. But what happens when its time for dinner? You have to move your projects to another area and it disrupts your creative flow... other things get in the way. It is so important that, even if just a little quiet closet, you find a space to be YOU and talk to God and be creative continually." She told me she gave this advice to Kim as well and was elated to learn that at Dave and Kim's new flat in KL, Kim is able to spread out and paint freely! It makes absolute sense.
So, last Monday night DK helped set me up for a space next to my books and in front of a window that I can write, sew, plan and create all the ideas and projects that have been bottled up for so long... because I didn't have a set space to do it! I woke up the next morning and sat at my desk looking out over the front yard, Kenai at my side, wow so refreshing. I wrote and wrote and wrote some more. Next, I'm setting up my sewing machine to make the curtains I've been thinking about for ages now.
Thanks Ma :)
Thanks Ma :)