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More Bead Love… This Time From My Daughter

My little Amelia was my special guest at last month’s Craft Club meeting at the Y. She was having a rough day and not feeling like playing with the other children in the kids’ play area. She’s been having some separation issues lately and it rips my heart out every time I have to walk away from an upset child. So sometimes I just don’t.

On this particular night I gave her a hug and let her pull up a chair to the craft table hoping the other moms in the room wouldn’t mind. That’s when Amelia surprised me.

I was working on beaded pins and she asked to stitch with beads, too. At age 4, she’s already quite fond of stitching with scrap fabric and embroidery floss, but we had yet to introduce beads. So, my little sweetie, the child who has been clinging to my leg when I try to leave her, sat quietly through an entire adult craft session and stitched beads to a piece of muslin. I’m sure there was some fidgeting that went on, too, but I don’t remember that part. I just love what she made. 

Her random beaded stitches are beautiful to me and so much better than a tearful goodbye. I’m so thankful for times like these.

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Comment from Beth
Time: February 9, 2010, 10:20 am

It looks almost like a butterfly. :)

Comment from Susie G
Time: February 9, 2010, 12:53 pm

Love, love, love. What unexpected gifts our children bring us. So glad you kept her close this time around.

Comment from Kristyn
Time: February 9, 2010, 7:10 pm

What a great story.

Comment from joan
Time: February 10, 2010, 3:47 pm

Gorgeous!!! Amelia should be a regular participant, she clearly has the talent :)

Comment from Lisa Martin
Time: February 17, 2010, 5:43 pm

love it love it love it. that’s what she’ll remember, the times you just didn’t leave her. She’ll be fine. I almost had an Amelia, but I miscarried. Love your blog.

Comment from Laurie Sharp
Time: February 18, 2010, 2:53 pm

Thanks for sharing this sweet story. It seems harder than ever for parents to spend quality time with their children, but it is so important. Amelia is fortunate to have an intuitive, wise momma!

Comment from raebethriv
Time: February 20, 2010, 6:28 pm

Enjoy every minute with them with no regrets! Before you know it, they’ll be 12 & 13 yrs old like mine & the group crafting times are very limited!

Comment from Linnea
Time: March 3, 2010, 11:24 am

I have an Amelia too! Only she’s 18 months so she mostly strings big wooden beads. :). I like the random pattern, it’s a very sweet treasure, I’m sure.

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