Yarn Along | 1

I’m waiting for that call – the one that jolts me from a sound sleep and sends me fumbling for the nightstand to silence the jingle. I imagine her voice, calm and steady in my ear across the miles: We’re on our way. This is it. And I’ll whisper some sort of half asleep nonsense to bolster her confidence that we’ll later laugh about, then quiet prayers for safe travel…for her and you, and try to find sleep again, but chances are it won’t come. And I’ll lie in the darkness thinking about you and the gifts and wondering if the blanket will be just right and if you’ll grow to love the Henry that lives between these pages as we have. And the sun will rise too early. The long silence will last too long and I’ll be waiting for the next call – the one where she’s breathless and tired and you’re crying the melody we’ve waited to hear and I’ll whisper thank you for Grace that brought you safe thus far.

O’Leary, Sara, and Julie Morstad. When You Were Small. [Vancouver]: Simply Read, 2006. Print.


Ginny {Small Things} is hosting this meme, Yarn Along, to mark time and seasons in books and needlework. What’s not to love? And if you’re trying to build a rich collection of children’s literature, check out today’s resources.

Thank you all for your very kind words about The Farm. It has been stretching for me in the best sort of way.
The Farm: A Series



14 responses to “Yarn Along | 1

  1. Beautiful words Gina! Thanks for playing.

  2. I love the colors you are using and your thoughts were very sweet. We want another baby boy and my husband wants the name Henry..who knows??

  3. Sweet project and book! I’m so glad to see it!

  4. Inspiring post 🙂 I’ll check out the rest of your blog.

  5. Beautiful yarn and that books looks really cute.

  6. What a cute lookin book….as a tea drinker I love love the pictures!

    Peace,Love and Joy,

  7. A children’s book I’ve not heard of, wow! I am going to look into this one, thanks for sharing it. What a beautiful post too!

  8. thank you for sharing such a gorgeous post!

  9. I will have to check that book out too!

  10. I came across your blog from farmama and noticed the book which is written by my cousin.. Sara…
    Lovely post…

  11. Oooh, I began reading a little too late in the evening. I must come back here tomorrow, but I didn’t want to leave without saying, “Hello, I was here.” The anticipation in your post is wonderous ~ I love it. And, I must check out more Yarn Along tomorrow too. Until then ~ sweet dreams.

  12. Beautifully written; love the colors of your yarn–remind me of chocolate and vanilla ice cream!

  13. Oh my. This made me cry.

  14. Oh what a sweet, sweet book – thank you so much for sharing.
    It has been fun to join in on the Yarn Along.

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