Starting a new chapter for Humboldt County Project Linus has made me think about patience. I know that there are agencies who need blankets, but I do not have any to give them at the moment except for what I make. I know that there are blanketeers out there, but we have not yet connected. I am confident that connections will be made and over time the blankets will come in. I know that they will be beautiful and reflect the spirit and personality of the blanket maker.
I need to remember to enjoy the journey and think about where I am, not where I want the chapter to be. A local reporter from the Times-Standard, Heather Shelton, wrote a lovely article this week about our new chapter. From that article, I received a call and an e-mail with offers of fabric donations and potential blanketeers. One possible blanketeer is a 90 year old woman who crochets! Besides providing children with blankets, Project Linus has an additional mission to engage the community in this effort.
In my mind, I have an image of this woman making a blanket for a child she won’t meet, but her blanket will provide comfort. They will be connected by her blanket and this possibility helps me be patient.