Friday, December 27, 2013
Without even knowing it, daughter #1 has given me a wonderful gift. The gift is not something that she wrapped and presented on a special day. The gift is larger than that.
It is hard to explain how thrilling it is to know that the generations of Francois women who take up a craft and make it art will continue. She could have chosen embroidery, sewing or knitting. But like her grandmother, she chose crochet.
One day, she announced that she was going to learn to make socks. And faster than you can find the end of the yarn in the ball, she was off and stitching.
That girl makes her mama and her grandmother and a great-grandmother that she never met, very proud. It is the best gift ever.