The suspense is over! I gave the socks to Raymond Wednesday night, after reading him what I’d posted on my last blog entry. I knew I’d be nervous and would forget what I really wanted to say if I didn’t read it. I handed him the wrapped package. By this time, of course, he knew what was in it. He opened it up, and immediately tried on the socks. And they fit! I could breathe!
Raymond’s wife immediately wanted them for herself, threatening to wear them when Raymond left for work. Raymond said, “Then I’ll take them with me!”
We took pictures after our small group was over for the evening. Raymond had a new, custom-made guitar and he wanted to take a photo of the socks with his guitar. Then he remembered that one of my special friends had made him a worship bracelet, and he wanted a photo of all three of them together.
Mahalo nui loa ‘oukou [many thanks to all of you] for encouraging me along the way while I was knitting these special socks. I am grateful for each and every comment you all made. I appreciate the prayers and the positive thoughts. They are part of the gratitude that I feel for getting to be part of this whole process.
The socks are pau [finished]. I am doing the happy dance!