Cry me a river
Thursday May 15th 2008, 12:35 pm
Filed under: Life

Mother of the groom shawl in progress

If you remember this post: on Tuesday, I was knitting an early portion of a new lace pattern, ie a part where I had to pay attention to the instructions I’d written out because it wasn’t visually established enough to just wing it yet. My kids had just planted that plum tree (did anybody catch the earth shoes caption on its bucket?) and the whole wide world just felt so…joyful. And I found I suddenly couldn’t see the page clearly for how my eyes had watered up. Silly eyes.

It took about the space of a heartbeat, and then it hit me: wait. My EYES watered?!

And then yesterday they did it again. My eyes haven’t been able to water for at least five months due to inflammation, which is how I tore my cornea so badly a few months ago.

One more piece of remission slowly catching up to me. One more splash of joy.

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Yay. 🙂

Comment by Kristine 05.15.08 @ 1:31 pm

I love when things like that happened. Better stock up on the tissues for the wedding then huh?
= )

Comment by Qutecowgirl 05.15.08 @ 1:35 pm

Rofl!!! Oh, my, yes.

Comment by AlisonH 05.15.08 @ 1:36 pm

Yay! Who knew that teary eyes were something to be so joyful about?

Comment by Momo Fali 05.15.08 @ 1:42 pm

Yay! My eyes have teared up a few times while knitting, but they were NOT tears of joy……:)

Comment by Toni 05.15.08 @ 4:05 pm

Ah… a “good” cry!

Comment by Amanda 05.15.08 @ 4:35 pm

Yes! (Arm pumping) Very good. Except that I first typed “Very God.” Typos can be telling . . .

Comment by Linda W 05.15.08 @ 4:50 pm

Excellent! I love the word remission… and tears just in time for the wedding? How fortuitous!

Comment by Sandra 05.15.08 @ 5:03 pm

Oh, excellent news!

And is this the shawl for the wedding? The yarn is fabulous!

Comment by RobinH 05.15.08 @ 5:42 pm

And I’ll bet I’m not the only one whose eyes teared up when we read this post!

Just to keep yours company, of course…

Comment by no-blog-rachel 05.15.08 @ 6:40 pm

No blog rachel is so right my eyes welled up reading your joy over something I take for granted

started the 4th shawl from your book tonight, Nina’s ann Arbor shawl, also geared for Hope Lodge!

Comment by grace 05.15.08 @ 6:56 pm

ok a whoo hoooo coming from the eastern part of the country for you.. I actually got up and did a little happy dance for you

Comment by rho 05.15.08 @ 8:35 pm

Oh what a wonderful blessing, Tears to shed for the wedding!!!!

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 05.16.08 @ 5:10 am

That’s very exciting! Hooray for tears!

Comment by Channon 05.16.08 @ 6:35 am

What good news! I always suspected crying was good for people. 🙂

Comment by Joanne 05.16.08 @ 7:04 am

That’s such a fantastic thing to share with us!
How Happy that makes Me!!
Oh Yeah….I have memed you – see my blog for details!

Comment by Sheila E 05.16.08 @ 8:37 am

This is beyond wonderful news, Alison!

Comment by marianne 05.16.08 @ 1:24 pm

I am so very happy to hear that, Alison. 🙂 Yay!!

Comment by Karin 05.16.08 @ 8:41 pm

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