Soooo....fast forward to now - I really do feel like the fog is lifting, and it started with an idea I had to make hats for babies in the hospital. Gavin received several handmade hats during his stay and they made me feel happy and reminded me that I wasn't alone in my struggles. Sometimes friends and family don't really know what to say when your baby isn't home with you right away. Should they say, "Congratulations," should they send gifts? Both answers to those questions by the way - are yes. You should acknowledge it and help the parents celebrate the best you can. That can be as simple as a congratulations or a card. You may not get a thank you card promptly (or at all) because the parents are stretched so thin, but know this - they appreciate it. Making hats for babies that I don't know and won't ever meet has helped me put all sorts of things in perspective. The act of knitting is repetitive and it works for me. It doesn't matter what kind of mood I am in - making hats for babies puts things in perspective for me. I was VERY angry a few weeks ago about a problem we were having with our kitchen remodel and I sat down to start knitting a hat and within 10 minutes I was calmer and definitely had a better grasp on my feelings. Busy hands - it works!!! In the past - I definitely wouldn't have shared this on the blog. I would worry that someone would read it and think that I was fishing for sympathy or praise. Well...who cares? Haters gonna hate. LOL! I am ONLY sharing this as a way to express one way that I am pulling myself out of this funk.
|I've learned lots more stitches now...so my hats are cuter.|