I want you all to know what an amazing friend I have.
Tama is one of my few IRLF's (in real life friends) hence, I blog. She serves with me in the church. She is one of those people you can always count on. I couldn't do it without her. Tama is also a very honest person. She is truthful with others and true to herself. She has no need for pretense. I admire this about her so much. She is gorgeous, I mean really gorgeous, and super talented in so many different areas. I just love her so much.
Yesterday, Tama stopped by house with a gift. It's not my birthday, just because. She hand knitted me a pair of socks. My description cannot do them justice, but they are obviously well executed and so soft! Tama included a letter with the note (I hope she doesn't mind that I share it) about what hand knitted gift represents.
I wanted you to know how special a hand knitted gift is so I am including this note.
A hand knitted item is more than a bunch of loops strung together. For every stitch there is an event, a memory, a thought, a musing, or a moment of my life.
As I made this pair of socks I sat and watched (her daughter's name) get her first salon hair color. I thought about how beautiful she is and is becoming, how good she is--loving, fun, helpful, and how much I love her.
I worked on your socks as I sat and read your blog and comments and thought about how clever, funny, intelligent, and fun you are and how fortunate I am to know you.
I worked on them as I rode in the car visiting with my husband about everything from the everyday to our dreams and plans for the future.
I finished your socks on the way to Wyoming, as I looked out the window and marveled at the beauty of the earth and how our Father in Heaven must truly love us for giving us so much variety in our surroundings.
I watched as each geologic layer shifted and changed to reveal the next and how the earth must have looked as each layer was deposited.
These socks are the record of this time in my life. Wear them and fill them with memories of your own.
That I will do! I couldn't do anything as nice for her as she did for me, so I thought I would just share my good fortune with all of you. I loved her letter and how it made these beautiful socks mean even more to me.
Thank you, Tama. I am honored to have you in my life.