I knitted for hours yesterday and the day before. I had a huge square done.
This morning I unraveled the whole thing. My kids won't understand. They'll say, But Mom, you worked so hard on it! What a waste! Why did you do that?
I wasn't liking how it was looking. I could have fixed it in an unconventional way but that would have been more work and it might not have worked at all. In the long one it was just easier to start over.
And they will think it was a waste of time but it wasn't. I found out that I can knit. It does hurt my hands because of the RA, and I went to bed with sore hands and wrists. But my hands aren't swollen or hurting more this morning. So it is okay.
And I remembered I enjoyed knitting.
So today I will begin again.
This is what we have to do in life too. If we mess up, if we go in the wrong direction, sometimes the best thing to do is to just go back and start over. God blesses do-overs. And He will give you strength and endurance and it will be a whole lot better than trying to make do with the mess up.
(And what did my family say? My oldest daughter said, "Why did you do that?" My husband had a shocked look on his face and said, "You've never done that before!" Well, people change! God is good and has been working on my heart!)