“I went to the hospital with a friend years ago, and a lady was sitting there crocheting, and she seemed so content. She said that it gave her something to do with her hands, and it kept her calm. It helped her so much that her husband wanted to learn, and so she taught him, and then her daughter wanted to learn, and pretty soon everybody in the household was crocheting.
I’ve wanted to learn to crochet ever since then, and it’s been a long time. At first, I was working and didn’t have time, but now, I need something to do. I need to keep my hands busy. Crocheting would keep me calm and relax me. And then I could teach somebody else!”
These words were spoken to me by a woman who has been accepted into Habitat’s repair program. She owns her home, but her severe COPD keeps her from being able to maintain it, or even to move around much. She said what a joy it is to be connected with Habitat, to “meet good people, and to be blessed.”
I asked her if she’d like for me to try to find someone who could teach her to crochet. (I have faith in our Habitat connections!) Her response – “WOW. That would be AMAZING. Do you really think you could? I would LOVE to do that. Words can’t express what it would mean to me to be able to learn something, to do something . . .”
If anyone reading this article knows how to crochet and would like to respond to this lovely person’s need, please call Tina or Gail at Habitat, 328-4663, ext. 313 or 310, respectively. Lessons would need to be kept to a half hour or so due to her easy tiring; twice a week would be welcomed.