A little over 5 years ago I found myself feeling lost. At the time, I had been a stay-at-home-mom to our 3 boys for 9 years & had also been caring for another little boy, 3 days a week, for almost 2 years. I had always wanted to be a SAHM & I couldn't understand why I was no longer feeling fulfilled with my role in the family.
Around this time my best girlfriend, Terra, had started sewing clothes for her daughter. Everything was adorable & her new talent inspired me. The only problem, I didn't have a sewing machine or know the first thing about sewing. So, I bought my first sewing machine (identical to Terra's), packed up the boys and headed 3 hours away to Terra's house. Our kiddos played during the day and at night Terra patiently taught me the basics of sewing. Those 4 days changed my life. I slowly realized that I simply needed something that was "mine". That may sound selfish to some of you and I am OK with that. Sewing created the outlet I needed to still feel like what I did mattered. Because, let's face it, no one was complimenting me on my sandwich making skills and house keeping abilities (although, that may have been because I am not a great house keeper...ha!).
Now, onto the reason I decided to post to my blog after almost a year off. An old high school friend tagged me in an article that she posted on Facebook. Although, my situation is different, I related to this story so much. It reminded me of the insecure place I was in 5 years ago & how much sewing has helped me be a better Mom & wife. I hope you take a few minutes to read it.
Who knows, maybe it will inspire you to share your skills with someone & help change their lives. Just like Terra did for me.