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Prescribing Joy: Casting On

Jennifer and I met through my husband several years ago. We don’t often see each other face to face, but I am ever so glad when we do get the chance.

prescribing joy

Casting On

My needles sing my love for you
In loops of sympathetic wool
And cooler cotton comforts
To hold your hand when I cannot
Rows of patient Vs stretch from hem to hem-
And heart to heart-
That you might never feel a breeze without my arms around you

My needles sing my hopes for you
In tiny cuffs and buttons
Too small for grown up collars
But big enough to hold the world at bay
And strong enough to bear each step
you take away from me

My needles sing my memories
And cast love into lasting stitches
That some day, when my needles no longer sing,
You might in tissued boxes find my folded love song
And feel your mother’s arms around you
My kiss, in woolen whispers, pressed against your cheek

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  1. July 8, 2016 at 6:27 am

    So beautiful 💜

  2. July 8, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Oh my, beautiful!

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  4. July 9, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Absolutely beautiful. My heart is overflowing reading this.

    • July 9, 2016 at 8:17 am

      More than anything I’ve ever read or seen, this makes me want to be able to create things with my hands that my boys will be able to hold someday. ♥

  1. July 16, 2016 at 7:20 am
  2. October 7, 2016 at 5:03 am

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