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Happily married for lots of years to great guy, mother of one wonderful daughter. I have lots of interests and wished I had more time to explore them all.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Priceless Therapy

LOL.........truly!  I nodded and smiled when I spotted this cute and sooooooooooo very true comic.  How bout you?  We hear all the time how good knitting and crocheting is for stress reduction, for keeping our minds active etc.  This just seemed perfect.

Can you relate?  I know I can.  As I think of all the time I spent at my Mothers bedside during her long 7 week hospital stay prior to her passing, I think without yarn in hand I would have lost it.  It truly was beneficial to me, soothing for me, and soothing for her.  She knew I was there, she didn't feel she had to talk, she could rest, but we could just be together.  It gave me something to focus on, to help me stay rational.

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8 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds though that you had a wonderful special time together - being silent together is very difficult.

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  2. I felt the same when my brother was in the hospital before he passed. I had my hook and yarn there keeping me calm so he would be calm. To this day picking up yarn and a hook or needles helps me to relax.

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  3. My story is much the same. Crocheting during the final weeks with my husband. Both in the hospital and the last few days at home. A time I will always remember, and one that brought him peace and comfort at an otherwise stressful time for us both., and me sanity both during and after his passing.
    GOD BLESS THE HOMELESS marj in minnesota

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  4. Oh how I wish knitting or crochet or sewing worked like therapy for me but alas, all they do is produce more tension. I've learned more bad words trying to do needle crafts..,,,,

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  5. Knitting/crocheting=good therapy. :)

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  6. Since I don't knit or crochet, I don't bring things like that with me and my card making would be too difficult but I totally understand how that kept you focused without "losing it". My dad was 6 weeks in the hospital before he passed. I brought books with me and read and read. It really helped when one is watching someone you love die. I am glad that you had this with you and could rely on it. I am certain it saved you in so many ways

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  7. look at all those donations! are they from all over the US? and do you distribute them across the country too?

    and great funny! maybe i should take up crochet to de-stress and donate!

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  8. That's cute :) When I take up certain simple crafts, they do have a soothing nature, I just end up reading to unwind most of the time, though.

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