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Old 11-25-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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Sometimes, only knitting gets you through
A couple of weeks ago, my father suffered a massive heart attack. He was on life support for a few days, during which time, family members across the country came to his side. Since he was in ICU, only one or two people at a time could enter the room. And he was given rest in between. So, that left a lot of time spent in a waiting room, with not a lot to do (except chat with long-time-no-see family members. We did a lot of that!)
I heard myself saying, repeatedly, "if all I can do is sit here wringing my hands, then at least they are going to produce something useful and beautiful." It was during this time that I knit a blanket for my soon-to-arrive grandson.
My father passed with his family surrounding him, and a great outpouring of love. And his newest great-grandchild will have a blanket imbued with love for him knit right into it.
"Sunrise, sunset, swiftly fly the years. One season following another, laden with happiness and tears."
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:22 PM   #2
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I'm so sorry, Monidew. Knitting is definitely calming. That blanket will be extra special.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:29 PM   #3
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My deepest sympathy. I'm sorry your father and grandson will not be able to know each other, but the love is there. Blessings for you and yours.
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Knitting does help. It gives you time to think and the repetitive motion itself is soothing. I'm very sorry to hear of your loss.
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I am so very sorry for your loss. Your title was perfect. It's so true.
I actually began knitting during an extremely stressful part of my life, and found lots of comfort in it.
I'll be thinking of you.
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Sorry to hear about the loss of your father.
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I read your post with great sympathy in my heart for you. My own dear Mom died (age 84) a year and a half ago, and the first Xmas without her wasn't as painful as this one is, not sure why.

Hope you get through as best you can, surrounded by loved ones.

Will be thinking of you this Christmas.
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Originally Posted by Woodi View Post
I read your post with great sympathy in my heart for you. My own dear Mom died (age 84) a year and a half ago, and the first Xmas without her wasn't as painful as this one is, not sure why.

Hope you get through as best you can, surrounded by loved ones.

Will be thinking of you this Christmas.
I think it's because we're still in shock the first year. It's during the second year that we do the "work" of grieving. Peace and blessings to you during this time.
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I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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