|Not the thimble I bought but this|
one is pretty, too.
What followed was a bit of panic and anxiety during which the situation was resolved and thimbles were found in one of the shops at the theme park. It was nothing short of a miracle to find not only a thimble but one that was perfect for the event.
A little later I was telling a friend how grateful I was to find a thimble quickly and have the crisis averted. At that moment I realized the deeper meaning behind the experience.
A thimble is a sign of a seamstress. My mother was a seamstress. August 5th would have been her 73rd birthday. Finding a choice of thimbles available in the theme park just when I needed one - on my mother's birthday - when I have never needed a thimble for an event in 16 years, was in interesting sign to me. My mom is still finding ways to help me when I am struggling. What a gift I received on HER birthday.
Thanks Mom. Love you and miss you always.