We are in Genesis chapter 3. God must’ve taken pity on Adam and Eve when He saw them in their makeshift fig-leaved get ups. Because the next chapter describes how He clothed them in skins before He sent them away from the garden. I wonder what God’s design looked like?
The quilt block that accompanies this passage of scripture is “Mother’s Favorite”:
Genesis 3:20 – “The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.”
I’m sure there’s a graphic t-shirt that says, “I’m a mom, what’s your superpower?” Think about it. Us mothers push forth from our bodies new human beings. Their very survival is dependent upon us from the moment of conception until they fly from our nests. It is up to us to keep them warm, dry, fed, and content. When they become mobile we have to keep them safe too. Eve did all of this by herself, outside of the garden. She had no grandparents or babysitters available for relief. Or disposable diapers. How could I ever have resented Eve for listening to a snake and ruining paradise for all of us? If I could, I’d buy her the t-shirt.
At the least, I hope Eve got her “favorite”, as the name of this block suggests. I think, as mothers, we have to put ourselves aside in order to meet the needs of the living beings that have been placed in our care. And we do so gladly with profound love and utmost devotion. As our babies grow, we learn what their favorite things are, and we do our best to provide them. This block name tells me not to forget myself entirely. And I am a mother who happens to have an empty nest. So I’m having fun with my favorites, sewing and blogging!
What are some of your favorite things? I still consider myself a blogging novice. But I will ask here, for the first time, that you leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you!