It was a momentous morning.
The idea of Biblical socks as something funny and lighthearted had
developed into a modern symbol of lifeīs journey, our Christian pilgrimage.
Gradually I found that I didnīt want to find Biblical socks on the
web, I began to think that this was something I would like to do. I
didnīt find any. If I had Iīd have given up any idea of Holy Socks.
I canīt draw - I still draw
stick men and square houses. Fortunately our son, Alistair, can. He is
now a graduate of Duncan of Jordanston School of Art in Dundee but at
that time he was studying for Higher Art at school. So Alistair was
asked if he would do some drawings for me.
One of my favourite verses in the
Bible is "I waited patiently for the Lord." Psalm 40, v1.
Now donīt get the idea that Iīm a patient person - I may be slightly better now
than I was then, but I would describe my patience along the lines of
"God make me patient and do it NOW !!" Patience may be a virtue, but
it is hard won! I had decided that I wouldnīt tell Alistair what to
draw, Iīd better give him some room for his creative talents. He came
back a couple of days later and said, "Mum, how am I supposed to
Thinking about it, he had a point. How do you
illustrate patience? (I couldnīt think of anything at the time, but
weīll come back to that, because a few years on, I found something!)