More scarves to add to our numbers So far we have 45 a long way away from my goal of 125 but it will get there I am averaging about two a day sometimes three. Hope the yarn holds out until then. 4 of these are from a woman at work Ayleen, I love the pattern on the purple one. Thanks everyone for all your help.
Monday, August 30, 2010
As I was heading to work today I remembered a time when I was without a place to sleep, or shower or anything else for that matter. It was a about 15 years ago and I was with a boyfriend and we were going away for my birthday. Needless to say. It turned out to be a bad weekend for me. I was stuck in a city I had no idea where to go, what to do, where to turn. I remember the helpless feeling. and How alone I was. I called my parents and they made sure I found a way home. Those three days were the worst days of my life. I won't go into details because it isn't worth rethinking. But I was only that way for three days I can't imagine how lost these people feel. So in hopes that I can make a difference, and help someone not feel so alone I do this with a goal in mind. Keep someone warm maybe give them some hope, because everyone needs to know that someone cares.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
I know many of you wonder why I chose to do this. Well, first My son was born in Cabell Huntington Hospital, in Huntington West Virginia in July 2003, they had a large NICU and it was so sad to see those tiny little babies. And they are so cold you can just watch them shiver. of course they shiver because they're so tiny. I'm sure there are many scientific reasons why but they just looked cold. So my mom got on the net and started looking for charity sites to hopefully become a part of. That's when she found Gods Tiny Angels, and it also helped that they were a local charity. Through this group we started crocheting baby items. And through this process we learned that in some cities babies have nothing to go home with. Some have nothing to be buried in. Not even a blanket.So the idea took hold.
Later, My mother, sister, son and I were on our way home from Hobby Lobby and a man was on the bridge with a sign that said "Will work for food". I am not going to lie and say that in the past It never occurred to me to help, but that day, God touched me, and I knew I needed to do something. So we gave him some money and he was so grateful, it felt good. it felt right. Then the search was on to find someway to help. So, the thought to crochet scarves kicked in. it has taken a while but, the desire was stronger than before. We then decided to take it to others. I asked my co-workers if they could crochet, and if they could if I provided the yarn would they make some too. They did and I am now setting a goal to make a least 125 scarves before winter gets here. I have never really thought about it but I had someone ask me why homeless people. I ask Why Not? In these economic times money is tighter than ever, and if I lost my job tomorrow how long would it be before I was out of options. About four weeks. I know not many people think about these things but you have to. Prices are going up, and wages are not. So why not help someone just like me?
I like to read James Patterson novels, Laurell K Hamilton as well as many others, singing is a hobby and now I am doing this. If you took the time to read this, take the time to think. What if it were me? What if it was my baby? What if? If you want to help others, you don't have to link up with me, but link up with a group, check them out. If not for anything but the knowing that it could be us.