I like to sew As you may know I like to hear my scissors clip I like it when my scissors snip I like it when my sewing machine goes whir And I like it when my needle is a blur I like it when my fabric takes shapes Be it pillows, dolls, or drapes.So I would call the sewing machine a success! My daughter had a great Christmas: Rhyming to the rhythm of the sewing needle While through her mind winding words did wheedle. And the joy the sewing machine brought came unexpectedly (at least for me). It was not part of my initial plans for the holidays, but I’m glad it inserted itself into our Christmas. It made the holiday for my daughter and even led her to “stitch together” some great lines of verse! The experience reminded me of Saint Padre Pio’s words: “God is served only when He is served according to His will.” God calls us to what He wants us to do, which may require us to be open to the unexpected. Because sometimes, as it was for Abraham and David and Mary and Joseph and Paul and about a thousand other people in the Bible, what God calls us to may be very different than the plans we made for ourselves. So I’m going to try to be more open to unexpected possibilities in the year ahead and follow the example of the rhyming seamstress to see where the adventure leads!
Copyright 2019 Jake Frost
About the Author
Jake Frost is an attorney, husband, and father of four grade-school aged kids. He’s the author of five books: Catholic Dad: (Mostly) Funny Stories of Faith, Family, and Fatherhood; Catholic Dad 2: More (Mostly) Funny Stories of Faith, Family, and Fatherhood; From Dust to Stars: Poems by Jake Frost; Victory! Poems by Jake Frost; and a children’s book he also illustrated called The Happy Jar.