Today Rosina Smith shares a beautiful story about her mother's legacy of love and crochet. Here is Rosina's Story:
May I take up a little space here to talk about my mother?
After Mother passed away, one of my brothers visited me with
what little remained of Mother's crochet and knitting supplies. Wadded up in a
small box were eleven snowflakes Mother had crocheted, all in different
designs, never blocked and finished; apparently she had something in mind, but
I had no idea what it was. Since she had exactly eleven granddaughters and
grandsons, I decided to wash, starch, and sprinkle with Twinkle Bead each
snowflake, add a hanger, and tuck each one into a Christmas card for each of
her grandchildren. The card also contained a letter from me, explaining the
story of the snowflakes. My hope was that the snowflake would bring them a little
comfort at the recent loss of their beloved Grandma.
Would you believe ALL eleven of Mother's grandchildren –
even the grandsons – either called me or emailed me to tearfully tell me what
it meant to them to have one of their Grandma's snowflakes? My mother was so
loved by everyone. A simple gesture of love on my part, to forward their
Grandma's love, meant the world to all of them.
Please don't ever think that some small act on your part
will not mean the world to someone else! Treasure your opportunities to be of
service to others. The love and gratitude you receive in return will be so much
more than what you gave. Although it might take years for you to receive the
blessings of your act, those blessings will come.
Rosina's mother's needle gauge
Thank you, Rosina for sharing your story!
All photos used courtesy of Rosina Smith.