The beautiful quilt
a quilt! Made just for me!
Here's the story….two years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, Teresa (whom I have met in person only one other time) and several other women (some of which I have met once, and some of which I have never met) from a Yahoo email group that I am a member of, (and I think that these women are part of a quilting group too…) began sewing a quilt for me--as a gift of encouragement as I underwent my ordeal with breast cancer. This group of Christian ladies makes these quilts for ladies with cancer--what a wonderful act of love and service! Anyway, for a variety of reasons, I am just now getting my quilt.
I am so grateful! This labor of love is just beautiful. And to think that all of these ladies were thinking of me and praying for me during such a difficult time in my life. I was overcome with gratitude when I unfolded the quilt yesterday. I couldn't stop smiling as I read the names of each lady who had sewn the squares. Some of them, like I said, I knew. Some of them I recognized their names from our email group. Some of them I had never even heard their names before. What a precious gift!
In addition to the beautiful quilt, the ladies included a scrapbook with a picture of each lady holding the quilt square that she made along with a note of encouragement. Priceless! Now I have faces to put with names on my email group.
I cannot tell you how special these gifts are. Acts of kindness and labors of love are so deeply appreciated.
This just made my day!