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Getting Control Once More
Created By: Marti Johnson

The New Year should be the start of all good things to come, but 2006 started very badly. After losing my step-dad just two weeks earlier, I had great hopes of a better year; instead, my very best friend of nearly 20 years disappeared from my life. We'd always spoken by phone daily, or would meet to work on joint projects, so after several days of calling him and leaving messages that weren't returned, I finally went to his home to see where he was. To my shock, he'd suffered a fatal heart attack at age 59, and had been dead for nearly a week. To say this was horrible is putting it mildly. I spun off into a depression that was frightening to say the least. After all, if I'd checked on him sooner ... been at his home when it happened ... fussed at his doctor more often ... the "ifs" and "I could have's" were endless. And nothing my family and friends could say or do seemed to lift the depression. Finally, a girlfriend in Tennessee mentioned she was going to start knitting the sock I'd sent her in the Red Cross box for Christmas, and asked that I figure out how to knit socks so we could answer each other's questions. Even though taking on a challenge like knitting socks seemed beyond my capabilities at the time, I thought maybe I could learn this, and I did. Even better, I finally had control over one small thing in my life again. Or make that "two things" (a pair of socks). To my surprise, I discovered knitting socks wasn't as hard as I'd imagined, and even better, they were wonderful to wear, and people wanted them as gifts! Since May 19, I've knitted 29 pair of socks, most of which were given away as gifts at Christmas, and I continue to knit them to this day. I still grieve for my friend, and will never forget him, but at least now I am able to channel some of that emotion into creating wonderful gifts for myself and others. Its been my lifesaver!

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