Knitting set me FREE!!!


Can I tell you guys a secret?  Over a year ago I found myself!  Yes, I was 32 years old and didn’t know who I was.  Can any of you relate to this? I know that I’m not the only one who has felt lost.  I spent my whole life taking care of others and being what other people wanted me to be.  I lacked identity! I was the overachiever. I was known to be a wife, a mother, daughter and a Transplant Nephrology Nurse Practitioner, but who was Shanel really. My whole identity was wrapped up into other people.  This left me feeling lost and lonely. I had no idea what I even liked to do for fun. Seriously, people have fun!

Then one day my life was completely changed forever.  My dear friend, Britnee, invited me to go to our local yarn shop, Blazing Needles to learn to knit.  The feeling of being lost and bound all changed with a pair of needles and yarn. In every stitch I found myself.  I was set free. Yes!!! I know you may be thinking really! I know but I did. It was at a moment in my life when I needed something more, I needed something for myself.  I needed something that I didn’t have to share! My world was changed forever.

October 6, 2017 is a day that will never be forgotten.  I get to now cast all my cares into the yarn and needles.  It’s as if knitting is my therapy. I am so grateful everyday that God gave me the precious gift of knitting.  I found something special in creating. This marks a new beginning for me! I will never be the same!!!

Is this the same for you?  I would love to hear your knitting story!

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