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Crocheting Helped Me Through a Crisis
Created By: T Teresa

The unthinkable had happened. My 29-year-old, sensitive and caring, computer-programmer son was in the hospital with a mental breakdown. He was brought in by the police, hand-cuffed and in a terrible state of psychosis.



My heart felt caught in a tornado of hollow panic and pain. I paced. I sobbed. I felt ready to go out of my mind with worry and grief. This could not be happening. Not this. Not to my son. My beautiful son.



When I tried to sit, I couldn't stop trembling. Finally, I picked up a simple crochet pattern I had been working on. The trembling stopped. I was able to talk the issue over with my husband.



Travelling hundreds of miles in the car, I crocheted a blanket for a friend's baby. During anxious hours of waiting alone, I crocheted newborn caps for an orphanage in China. All were simple patterns that did not require much thought. The work steadied my hands and calmed my nerves.



I prayed, as I twirled and pulled yarn through my hook, that my son would be blessed as these lovely things would bless the sons and daughters of others.



The baby items piled up - a tangible reminder that God can bring good out of the most painful of circumstances, if we will only give him our hearts and our hands.



My son is receiving medical care now and it is hoped that he will make a full recovery. The worst of this crisis seems behind us.



My crochet hook is taking a little break. But not for long. I am planning to make something for myself this time - a reminder that vision and persistence can bring forth beauty out of what seems to be nothing much at all. Just a ball of yarn. And a crochet hook.


 
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