I’m Becca. I’m Jesus’ girl, Jon’s wife, and homeschooling Mama to six ages 13, 11, 7, twin 6 year olds, and a 3 year old.
My love beyond those three things (8 things?)…is crochet. I’ll do it all day, every day – until my joints won’t let me. For me, being creative and creating is the greatest gift God’s given to me after His salvation and the blessing of my loud, big, crazy family. So, I spend all my free time crocheting and designing crochet – because it makes me feel excited, alive and it brings me joy!
Sometimes I even fancy myself a thoughtful writer of deep (or not so deep) thoughts.
We’ve got a whole lot of “special” up in here at our house. Some of those special needs are physical, and some are neurological – but all of it is especially hard, and sometimes life-threateningly scary. Some days I don’t understand why God allowed our family and MY kids to walk out their lives with these challenges and special needs – but He did, and so…we do.
It leaves my husband and me feeling helpless at times. And frustrated. Even angry. And all these emotions don’t scare God in the least, by the way.
God allows us to feel helpless so He can be our help. Jesus wants us to lean on Him in the tough and then not forget Him when it’s easy, either. It’s that whole 2 Corinthians 12 bit – right here in our homes, everyday. So many times I have cried out to God asking Him to make the hard things easy, but that’s not usually how He works.
And so, in the midst of the hard and the frustrating parts of motherhood with special needs kids – God has richly blessed me with the gift of creativity with yarn. And it is in something as “silly,” if you will, as crochet, that I see His goodness reflected: to allow me creative fulfillment and joy through my craft.
I used to think there was no way God could be glorified through something as silly as me playing with yarn.
But I am finding I was created not only to love God and foster the faith of my children – I was created to crochet. It’s how I’m learning to connect with people who I might not have taken the time to connect with otherwise. It’s how God is teaching me to love others well, despite our differences.
And it’s my hope and prayer that He works in me to do just that with every interaction I have in the wonderful world of fiber arts.