Monday, April 26, 2010

When I Find Myself In Times of Trouble

. . . I knit socks!

My father and I have had a rocky, on again-off again (mostly "off again") relationship for the past 20 years or so. I haven't seen him in nearly a decade and we've only spoken over the phone a handful of times in the past few years.

Yesterday I awoke to the surprising news he was having a heart transplant that day.

I'm very thankful to have had the opportunity to tell him I love him before he went into surgery.

Needless to say what was happening with him several hundred miles away preoccupied my mind all day. Thankfully I had my knitting to distract and calm me. I had the cuff and half the leg finished before the phone call...I did the rest while waiting to hear how the surgery went.

[It seems to be going well thus far. Surgery was successful. The new heart started right away.]

(Thank Goodness For Knitting!]


McVal said...

I'm so glad it was successful! Haven't seen him since probably your wedding!

Marie-Jolie (Marie Greene) said...

Yes, TGFK! I have found knitting to be good therapy for me through many trying times. :)

Cathy said...

My comfort knitting tends to be washcloths. But socks would be my second choice.