The greatest sorrow of life is witnessing. Experiencing our own sufferings is not as difficult as watching others held in fate's mighty grip. Bearing our own problems is easier because we are always aware that we can exercise other options. However, it hurts when we can do nothing for others. The greatest sorrow is to see those we love suffer helplessly.
You may wonder why this quote is under this picture as they are totally unrelated...and they are. This was a hard week for myself and my children. We lost a young member of our family in a tragic way....and while we gathered together to support each other and enjoy those that we have not seen for some time, it was hard to witness the pain and heartbreak that this young man's Mom and Dad were feeling....it is indeed a helpless feeling, but I think we all helped by being there if in just a small way, which is good.
Ok....back to the little wallets. Remember last week I mentioned that I was taking an all day sewing class? Well, this is what we made. Many many years ago I used to sew a lot of not only my own clothes, but my children's as well. Mother of necessity as it would be during those day. Setting a zipper in a pair of pants was not something that I thought much about, but 20 years later, I was scratching my head about putting zippers in things....yikes! I figured it would be a good thing to take a class to learn the correct way instead of my usual guessing. ;-)
(it's nice to have the time for classes now)
Of course it came right back to me quickly...and I probably didn't need to take that class, but it was fun! It was fun to sit and enjoy the company of new aquaintences.....something I have missed over the years. :-)
Ashley and Courtney quickly snagged those little wallets....and one is on the horizon for Hannah. It makes me smile that the girls enjoy the fruits of my labor. :-)