A couple of weeks ago, I saw one of my old friends on Facebook, so I began a live chat with her. She wrote and told me she was heading out for dinner and would get back to me later. The next day, I received an email from her saying she has been diagnosed with cancer.
My first reaction to the email was to feel like sitting down and crying my eyes out. When I first came to the Rochester area back in 1988, this friend and another invited me to come and live in their spacious three bedroom apartment. I was thrilled and we certainly had some fun times! And so, I wondered, what can I do?
Well, I bought a book over a year ago that has patterns for “prayer shawls”. The book includes both crochet and knit patterns to make shawls and throws for people going through a change in their lives…mostly medically. There are prayers included in the book. Well, since I am rarely at a loss for words, I have been working on the prayer shawl and as I work, I pray for my friend.
I haven’t knit in so long, but as my neighbor used to tell me, there are *only* two stitches…knit and purl! How right she was. I am working rather slowly on this piece, but that’s okay. I figure when my dear friend receives the shawl, she will certainly be covered in prayer!