Have you ever noticed how working on something can get you to thinking about other things. It happens a LOT when I am quilting -- usually prayers and listening for what God is saying to me. Sometimes, however, I get to thinking about where the fabric came from, what store (or adventure) I was at. Who was with me or what was happening..... This is easy to do when your hands can complete what you are working on without having to concentrate on what said hands are doing.
Quilting is my way of being with God, listening for what God is saying to me and praying for others. I will admit others are beginning to understand this. Dad did understand. He would try not to interrupt, unless he was giving me a "hard time" about something, so I could concentrate on what God was saying to me. He would also go to quilt stores with me. He would either sit in the car (depending on outside weather) or come into the store with me. In the store he would either sit and read or sit and "hold court." (Dad never met a stranger!) Either way Dad was always willing to stop at, or make a specific trip to, the quilt store. Other family members tend to (still!) tell me the store is closed for inventory.
Yes, Dad loved to "help" me by adding in numbers, changing numbers or in any other way "bug" me - especially when I was knitting. I am, however, very thankful for his understanding of the need to s-t-o-p and listen for what God is saying to me. How are you doing with some way to listen for and feel God's presence? How are you at letting your person do the same? Something to think about.........