Saturday, October 6, 2012

Photo-a-Day - Oct 2012 - Day 06: Grateful

Photo-a-Day - Oct 2012 - Day 06:  Grateful
There are so many things for which I am grateful.  I can, and do, fill volumes listing them.  From that gratitude comes an immense appreciate for all that I have and, in turn, a desire to do something for others.  This is something which brings those two aspects together.

Crocheting for charity is extremely important to me and crocheting for Knit a Square means so much.  While I do it for the AIDS orphans and abandoned children, I also do it in memory of my friend, and the friends of my friends, who passed from AIDS-related illnesses.  Every stitch is made with love for them.

However, being unemployed, it's not always inexpensive.  While I am grateful this is something I can do, I am incredibly grateful to those who have sent me stashes of yarn, friends who have sent me weaving needles for the ladies in South Africa to assemble the blankets, and to a friend in the KAS group who just sent me several polybags all marked, address tags, completed customs forms and even some money to help pay for the shipping. 

After I've made a couple hats, I have everything I need to pack them up with my 30 squares and send everything off to South Africa.  The gift to me is, I believe, even greater than the gift to them.  Seeing photos of the children wrapped in our KAS blankets and wearing KAS hats fills my heart.  For that I am truly grateful.

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