I need to learn to knit.
I have a rapidly growing love of all things hand knit,
I tried to convince my daughter to learn to knit, then she could knit socks for me,
but that hasn't worked so far.
I guess I am just going to have to buckle down and get it figured out.
In the meantime, we were blessed by a sweet lady who made socks for us.
I had the opportunity to meet this industrious woman, Betsy,
whom has become a great inspiration to me, and I am sure, to you too after you read this.
Betsy was in the process of knitting 160 pairs of mittens and hats
for the under-privileged children of a local grade school!!!
Not only that, but she knit hundreds of hats that she sent to Japan after the devastating earthquake that wiped out complete villages, including the one her son was teaching in. (He survived)
Betsy lovingly knits and knits, then gives all that knitting away.
Her generosity is exemplary,
her industry enormous,
and her spirit, sweet and gentle.
What a godsend she must be now to thousands of recipients of her knitting!
Betsy reminds me of the Proverbs 31 woman,
of a woman I would like to be like.
She is a keeper at home,
yet blessing people all over the world by "working willingly with her hands."
Betsy "reaches forth her hand to the needy," as she mails home made goodness
all across the states as she hears of needs.
This is a gracious woman!
Hand knit socks are simply the best.
But, wearing them has been made even sweeter knowing the kind heart who made them.
And, as I do wear mine nearly everyday,
I am reminded at the sight of them to make steps towards being kind,
gracious, industrious and generous
like the knitter.
for being such a wonderful example, and of course,
for the fabulous socks!
I hope telling you about Betsy inspires and encourages you too.