But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Peter 1:5-8
Friday, January 22, 2016
I Am Stitching
I am now stitching on the February Snowflower Diaries SAL.
I have finished reading A Fall Of Marigolds by Susan Meissner. This book dovetails a historical story around a contemporary subplot.
September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her?
September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life?
I really liked this one a lot. The 1911 story centers around Ellis Island. We took a family vacation 5 years ago to New York. We were on Ellis Island. Very interesting to learn more about it. I cried once while reading this.
I had a recheck appointment Tuesday with the orthopedic doctor who had ordered the physical therapy. I told him the pain and pressure have not gone away since his exam on December 1st. He put me on prednisolone. This helped greatly the first two days, now not so much. I have a MRI scheduled for next week.
Oh Lord, be my comfort, my courage, and my strength this day.
Thanks for stopping in today. I am so glad you did!
Stitching and praying,