I wanted nice ladies leather gloves … I got huge furry mittens!
Aged 10, I asked my dad to buy me these lovely grown-up gloves I had seen in a TV advert. He gave me ‘the look’.
When he came home, I nearly wet myself with excitement when I saw the C&A bag in his hand. The disappointment was crushing as I took out the biggest, ugliest, faux fur MITTENS I had ever seen.
Grief, they were terrible.
Then, my dad (who never sewed anything in his life), actually sewed them onto my coat. Not on an elastic and thread them through the sleeves, he just sewed them onto the end of the sleeve itself. I looked ridiculous.
Was it what I wanted ? No
Was it what everyone else had? Hell no
Was it what I needed?
Did it serve the purpose?
Was I warm that winter?
Absolutely yes, yes, yes
I felt I knew better, I was sure I knew the way, in this instance my young mind put style over substance and an elder stepped into my situation and turned it round the right way.
Sit at the feet of an elder, someone who has been there and learn.
Allow wisdom to come into your situation and support you.
Click here and come to dinner, we have mittens to fit everyone!