Dear Web Log, My first ever post from my phone, which is really a pleading for forgiveness of all errors, be they technical, spiritual, or God forbid artistic! This also marks my first post ever from a Chik-fil-A, but I feel like that should be more of an inspiration for perfection rather than a distraction, really.
Anyway, I'm on a vacation imposed blogging hiatus with reems of Rome material burning digital imprints in my draft box, but if you know anything about the ol' Web Log, you know of my undying commitment to the photography spectacle that is Theme Thursday, and because Cari makes these schedules according to exactly what I'll be doing that week (seriously, this is eerie) I couldn't pass up Knots! Because yo! I just spent the past week in the boondocks of Northern Michigan with my sis-in-law Merci, who likes to tie herself in knots, explanation point!
A lifelong gymnast and personal trainer since her college days, Obi's big sister began experiencing debilitating back pain about a year ago. No doctor or physical therapist could relieve her symptoms, so on her own she sought out yoga as a way to help untie the knots in her back, by, well, learning to tie herself in knots.
And the results, well visually they speak for themselves, but Merci does affirm that nothing else has helped her back like these exercises.
Since I have known Merci, I have noted that in a truly Christ-like way, whenever she has discovered a way of healing or helping herself, she immediately seeks out how to use these gifts bestowed upon her to serve others. So all the while she has been seeking relief from her own pain, she has been training to bring this to others.
In a uniquely motherly way, she is an excellent steward of her many blessings. True mother to three beautiful little ones, her gift of self always astounds me, and shines forth in all she does. Knotty though she be (couldn't resist!)
Now let's have a little stretch....
ah! Much better. Go forth and see the rest of the knotty clan, back on the road I go!