Crochet isn't my business, although I'd love to make it that. And it's more than a hobby. Hit up Google search and type in "define hobby". This is what you'll get: an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure. Well, I do get pleasure out of it but I also feel called to crochet. Kinda weird, right? Most people get "called" into ministry, teaching, nursing, even being an astronaut. But crochet? I don't know. It's something I can't quite explain.
My hubby and my kids would call it an "obsession". Obsession as defined by Google search: "an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person's mind". Ahem. Ummm . . . . . okay. Maybe it is an obsession. If that's the only definition we're using then I'm also obsessed with my husband, my kids, my pregnant daughter, God, my church, chocolate - Thin Mints if you want me to be specific, the economy, invading bugs - especially spiders (they're everywhere)!, my weight, my lack of exercise, our bank account, dental care, my sisters and mother in Florida, cancer patients, the homeless, the below 0 temperatures and people that need to feel loved!
*dramatic pause for a gasp of breath*
And therein lies the rub. People that need to feel loved. Hmmmm. I don't have millions of dollars for building a shelter or supplying my area with a personal companion for every lonely person. I do have yarn. I don't have the physical endurance for running a marathon to help support cancer research. I do have a hook. I don't have the knowledge or insight to find a cure for obesity or, more directly, cancer. But I do have know-how.
I know-how to make a hat. I can donate them to the shelters in my area.
I know-how to make a cap. I can donate them to the cancer center in town.
I know-how to make toys. I can donate them to the women's resource center.
I know how to make afghans. I can donate them to nursing homes and veterans hospitals.
So, I may, on occasion, take a day off from crocheting. But I promise you, I'm learning something new to make the afghans more beautiful. I'm researching the materials for cancer caps so they'll be more warm and comfortable. I'm sketching a new pattern for a small stuffed toy, so that displaced child can have something to hold when he's afraid. I promise, you are never far from my mind or my heart.
This is an obsession to some.
For me, it's my passion!
Is crochet or knitting your obsession?
Peace and blessings,
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