Last weekend we watched Forest Gump with Reuben
(don't worry we fast forwarded past the naughty parts)
it's a classic and we knew he would like it.
But I was struck by a piece in the movie where Jenny visits her
former home where she was abused and starts throwing rocks at the house.
After a while she stops and starts crying, and then Forest says,
"Sometimes there are just not enough rocks".
I've been thinking about this all week,
because I'm sure we all have situations in our lives where there are
just not enough rocks. Places of hurt that causes sadness in our heart.
In the movie, it wasn't until after Jenny died that Forest bulldozed down the house
but Jenny had moved on long before that,
she rose above all her struggles and left the past behind,
in the end, although she was scarred by it, it didn't define her.
She found unconditional love just for who she was,
she didn't need the rocks.
While I was thinking about this, a book arrived in the post,
and I adapted on of the patterns in it to make this xox quilt,
because love is actually enough,
not love for the past, but to love yourself enough to accept you are who you are.
(by the way for quilty types, John's book is awesome,
with great patterns that even I could follow)
It was quite hard to photograph this quilt because it's mid winter here
and the light is terrible!! But I'm going to quilt it with a warm backing
and it will be a great reminder that, love wins!