I am trying to learn how to sew again, and it’s just not the same without my yiayia around to help me. While I remember most of her rules for sewing, (such as avoid using stripes they are really hard to match), it would really be nice to have her here. She fell asleep in the Lord this past August, and it’s days like this that I wish I could call her. I know I will see her again one day, and that our separation is not permanent. I also know making my life count and using everyday as a gift is extremely important… yolfc.
Thankfully I had today’s Epistle reading to turn to: “Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.” (James 1:2-6)
In my fear of the dreaded threading of the bobbin and needle, which I have never been able to do properly, I really thought about this passage. I realized that my wisdom comes from God. I have been terrified of/avoiding learning how to sew, like “a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.” However when I ask God for help, with His wisdom and patience, it’s not sew hard.
May her memory be eternal… a daughter, sister, mother, yiayia, friend, pilot, world traveler, dress store owner, and most importantly an Orthodox Christian.