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One afternoon, I went out to check our mail, and...
Created By: Genelle Blackburn

One afternoon, I went out to check our mail, and noticed that newspapers were piling up on the doorstop of a new, elderly neighbor.



I'd seen her move in a couple of weeks before, but hadn't introduced myself. Her car was parked in the driveway, but the curtains were closed, the windows dark. I became concerned.



I knocked on her door. A few minutes later, she appeared, limping and in pain. Her name was Dottie. She and I talked for a few minutes, and I was glad to see that she was for the most part okay. She'd bruised her knee during the move and had been taking it easy, crocheting the days away.



I returned home, and back to my life. A few days later I was surprised by a knock on my door. Dottie, knee healed, stood at my door, holding the most beautiful mile-a-minute afghan, done in shades of purple and green. She smiled as she handed it to me. I was overcome with emotion. She told me how much it meant to her that I had cared enough to check on her. I had always wanted to learn to crochet and Dottie became my teacher. Soon I was making afghans, baby blankets, hats, purses, shawls and more. Dottie gave me a gift that let's others see how much I care about them. When I give something that I have made, I'm giving a piece of me.



Thanks to Dottie's teaching, I now oversee the Prayer Shawl Ministry at my church. I make blankets and sweaters for the new babies in my own family, and I know that I can do much to change my corner of the world.





 
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