My children love the thought that there are footprints all over the moon from the astronaut's that have explored the surface. That years from now when we touch the moon again those footprints will still be there. Made me start to think about what footprints I will leave when I am gone. My children of course will remember me as well as I am sure there will be crazy stories that pass down about great grandma who was one float short of a parade...and I am so okay with that. :) But outside of family what footprints will there be?
My Bear and I give to charity's, we give to missions and to church but let me be honest here writing a check is not all that "footprint" leaving. Don't get me wrong that is an amazing thing for all of us to do and we give until it hurts but my point is that I lack to see the tangibility in this action. When I was a cub scout leader I loved seeing the boys learn. When we built tornado's in a bottle or when we did knife safety I loved watching the footprints that were left...and on a side note I am happy to say we all left with the same amount of fingers and toes as we started with. So I looked into my life and thought how can I start to leave those prints again? What can I do that makes a difference, and to be completely selfish, one that I can see for myself.
I have decided to be part of Knots of Love. As you know I am a knitter...down right 80 year old sit in front of the tv knitter. Crazy right?? I have lost many loved ones to some type of terminal illness. My father in law passed away weeks before my husband and I were to be married of Leukemia. In 2003 I watched my father die from a several year battle with cancer. Childhood neighbors who were like family of mine battled and lost. My mission is to knit and give to patients who are undergoing chemotherapy a bit of love through knitted caps. This is my first footprint...I hope to find ways to make more. It's a wonderful thing to help and is as rewarding for the person helping, and giving, as it is for the person who is receiving. Not all carbon footprints are bad you know...I plan on, with God's help, making mine a blessing.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Friday and a great weekend! If you're new here please look around and if you see anything you like I would love for you to follow along!