At this point in  life, it is my personal aim to be comfortable in my clothes.  I wore jeans as casual attire for much of my life, but with the introduction to elastic waist bands I am a changed woman.  Jeans could never compare in the comfort department to these lovelies~

 AND I prefer soft dri-fit material and a string in the waist band.  This helps with keeping my pants up even when my weight fluctuates.  I call them expand-o-matics.  Most days this is my dress of choice.

There is a down side----when I forget to tie the string before throwing them in the wash disaster ensues.  Yesterday as I pulled them out for a quick spin in the dryer at low heat before hanging to dry---low and behold the string had come out of one side.   GROAN!  NOW--this is fixable--but it takes a great deal of patience to accomplish the task.  I spent at least 30 minutes salvaging one of my favorite pair of pants...WORTH IT!  I could have just thrown them out and bought a new pair, but they were salvageable with a little patience.  They had served me well--and nothing was wrong with them--except the lop sided string.  So I restrung the string.  (That should be a country song lyric.)

So many things in life can be fixed with a little patience and there is always that feeling of accomplishment when you efforts pay off.  Waste not--want not.

Today I am so thankful for a loving God who considers me salvageable---when it must look like I am beyond repair.  He lovingly and patiently steers me back on the true course--He repairs my breaks and helps me move forward.  He is even willing to restring my string if needed.  Our God of infinite patience never discards us--He lovingly restores us.  We are blessed!

"But do not overlook this one fact, beloved,

that with the Lord

one day is as a thousand years,

and a thousand years as one day.

The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness,

but is patient toward you"

II Peter 3:8-9


  1. I so love this analogy, Lulu, and I'm glad you were able to restring your string!

    1. I have become an old pro at restringing with practice and patience.


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