When I was a child my mother
embroider a great deal.
I would sit at her knee and
look up from the floor and ask what she was doing? She informed me
that she was embroidering.
I told her that it looked
like a mess from where I was. As from the underside I watched her work
within the boundaries of the little round hoop that she held in her hand,
I complained to her that it sure looked messy from where I sat.
She would smile at me, look
down and gently say, "My child, you go about your playing for a while,
and when I am finished with my embroidering, I will put you on my knee
and let you see it from my side."
I would wonder why she was
using some dark
threads along with the bright
ones and why
they seemed so jumbled from
A few minutes would pass
I would hear Mother's voice
"My child, come and sit on
This I did only to be surprised
and thrilled to see a beautiful flower or a sunset.
I could not believe it, because
it looked so messy. Then
Mother would say to me, "My child, from underneath it did look messy and
jumbled, but you did not realize that there was a pre-drawn plan on the
top. It was a design. I was only following it.
Now look at it from my side
and you will see what I was doing."
Many times through the years
I have looked up to my Heavenly
Father and said, "Father, what are You doing?"
He has answered, "I am embroidering
your life." I say, "But it looks like a mess to me.
It seems so jumbled.
The threads seem so dark.
Why can't they all be bright?"
The Father seems to tell me,
"My child, you go about your business of doing my business,
and one day I will bring
you to Heaven
and put you on my knee.
Then you will see....
The Plan From My Side
~Composed For Mindy~
With Love & Admiration
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