I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself. Colossians 2:2
What stitch pattern would represent your life? For me, I think it is the ripple.
With the ripple stitch there are highs and lows. It seems I am always climbing high or rolling down.
Things seem to be going smoothly, all is going as planned, when suddenly – life happens.
Perhaps a phone call with bad news, maybe a friend said something hurtful. Down I plunge. And while there I see everything in the negative.
Then a gracious smile, a pleasant conversation, and I am rising again.
It continues like that.
But then I look back at the pattern after a few rows are completed. It looks lovely. A color change here and there and suddenly what seemed confusing and disjointed becomes a warm blanket.
While facing the ups and downs I feel alone, there is no rhyme or reason. Then I look back. Look how far I have come. Even if I have to frog a bit, there is still a patch that shows me I have made progress. It is here I stand, knowing I may roll down the hill, but realizing I always climb back up.
What stitch pattern would describe your life?