Sticking with Something

I was known to not stick with projects when I was young. I had a mom that didn’t like that and always got after me to finish up, clean up, do- your- best. I have tried to take that to heart as I have matured. (In other words, gotten older! 🙂 ) I think it’s working, but I am not sure…

I have had one of those projects that has taken a lot of perseverance and waaay too much time, but I am determined to finish it THIS winter. It is a queen-sized quilt top that my great grandma hand-pieced and I decided to quilt it by hand. My grandfather mailed it to my mother a long time ago.  She in turn thought I’d like to have it since I have done some smaller quilting projects before. It has been an arduous project and my fingers have bled and been sore more than once, but I think I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. You may be wondering, “How long have you been working on it? One year. two years?”

I have to sheepishly admit 12 years. Yes, you read that right and it’s not a typo! I do, however, have one thing that I can use in a way of defense and that is I have only worked on it when the weather gets cold. For you who are giving me the benefit of the doubt and thinking that Ohio doesn’t get that cold, I appreciate it, but that isn’t the case.

Why am I embarrassing myself and being transparent? I was just thinking today that you might need some encouragement to stick with it! When you think homeschooling is hard and you aren’t sure you can teach one more math lesson, set your mind to know that you can do it if you stick with it. I am sure my mom would be shocked and amazed to know that I stuck with a project that I would never have done earlier.

What is that you are struggling with right now? Have you stopped and prayed about it? Have you asked for wisdom and taken time to make a plan and follow through with it? What about breaking it down into smaller pieces? Sometimes you just have to swing your legs over the side of the bed, put your foot on the floor, and take one step at a time.  I have every confidence in you and your teaching. By being diligent you will see the result of your efforts.

“And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9

Have a great day,


In order for me to stay motivated with this, I will post a picture of the quilt when I finish. Don’t expect to see anything until May though. 🙂

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