There is something therapeutic about a group of women gathered around a table. It doesn’t really matter what they’re doing. Eating, drinking coffee, crafting, painting, or just talking. There is something that happens when women gather.
I am not a crafty girl, but when I leave my friend Katie’s house I feel like I am! Sometime in early summer I got a postcard in the mail from Katie telling about some craft classes she was hosting throughout the summer. I hung it on the fridge and forgot about it. A reminder for the first class popped up on Facebook about a month after the breakup. So I went, just to get out of the house. And then I went to all the other classes throughout the summer too.
I had so much fun at these classes. Katie calls her company Craft Therapy and that is an apt name for it. I knew some of the women at these classes from church or from MOPS, others I hadn’t met till then. These classes took place just a short time after the breakup, so I was still prone to bursting into tears for no apparent reason. I didn’t phase anyone present at the classes with my tears. Every woman understands the language of a broken heart. Whether she’s actually spoken it herself, or has just stood beside a sister who was in pain, every woman understands. These classes gave me something to look forward to and people to talk to when I needed to talk. I love the feeling of having created something. I am proud of all of my summer creations, but my favorites are the bicycle picture and the washi tape composition notebook! I may have a slight washi tape obsession now thanks to these classes! I have a drawer full of it! I love washi tape! If you don’t know what washi tape is you can look it up on pinterest. There are so many things you can do with washi tape!
Only God can heal a broken heart, but there are things we can do to help foster self healing. This post is part of my series 31 Days of Self Healing. You can find the rest of the posts for this series here.