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Thanks Mom
Created By: Patti Abdalla

I always remembered my mom crocheting when I was a little girl, although all she crocheted were doilies and hankie edgings. She always appeared relaxed and content as she crocheted.

When I was about 13, my mother was battling cancer and was in the hospital a lot. I needed something to do when I got home from school and was finished with my homework. I found one of her how-to books,one of her crochet hooks, bought a skein of yarn, followed the directions and began a scarf. That helped keep my mind off the worry and sorrow of how ill my mother was. When I was 17, my mother died. But I continued to crochet because it was an escape from the sorrow that was in the house. It also gave me a sense of accomplisment, of doing something worthwhile.

Through the years, I would say that crocheting was my saving grace. Through other family deaths, through divorce, through my own bouts with illness, it was crocheting that helped keep me grounded.

Today, I still crochet, only the vests and scarves and big afghans have given way to smaller projects. Mostly baby hats and baby blankets that get donated to local hospitals and mittens and hats that go to the homeless. I believe I get the same feeling of relaxation and contentedness as I saw in my mom. As she looks down on me, she can see I am following the example she set many years ago.

Thanks mom

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