"Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern--it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that...one stitch at a time, taken patiently." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
Am I too impatient with my life?
Have I missed too many stitches for my work to be a beautiful pattern.
Our lives are so stagnant and still, as we await so many answers to too many questions.
There arise difficulties within from the constant drain on thoughts and hearts that need to be re-newed.
I wait and work my needle into the pattern and see life passing by with no progress. I falter more and more daily and despair of the rose ever coming into the pattern of my life.
Some days it seems so wearing and grim, my fabric is dirty from too many words said from hearts that are sore.
If only the pattern had more explicit instructions!
But alas I walk by faith and my faith is sorely tested.
I yearn to have a beautiful pattern that has been worked over dilegently, and yet I struggle and fall to often.
Oh Lord help me to work the pattern dutifully to yield the beautiful rose.
Blessings to you and your homes,