Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dancing with the angels....


Hi, all!


Working with our quilt ministry, one of the hardest things we have to accept is that sometimes the recipients of our quilts don't survive the illness that brought them to our attention.  It's so hard - even if we don't know the person personally, they become part of our own little world as we make the quilt for them and pray for them.  See that beautiful smile right over there?  Sweet Savannah went home last week, and is dancing with the angels now.  She touched so many lives while she was here - there are green bows all over town in her honor, put up months ago in support of her fight against cancer.  We made a quilt for her back in January - you can read the very special story of that quilt here.  


Tonight a group of us were sewing on some quilts, and one of the staff members at church came in to tell us that when hospice was called in, Savannah asked that the quilt we made be put on her bed.  She also asked that the quilt go with her body to the funeral home when it was time.  Her family brought the quilt home after the funeral, and hopefully it will continue to provide comfort for many years to come.   


The fabric for this quilt was donated by a fellow quilt blogger.  Unknowingly, she sent the perfect fabric for this little girl's quilt at just the right time.  Thankfully, we have a Father who watches over us all the time and provides for our needs.  Every day, working with this quilt ministry, I am reminded of that fact.  I'm grateful to have been a small part of Savannah's story, and I'm grateful for what she taught me about God's love through her life. 




Sarah

11 comments:

Mary Lou Casada said...

Oh, Sarah! God is so good. All the time!! Such a touching story of what He's up to with y'all and all the people you and your quilts touch. Awesome!! Welcome Home, Savannah!
Blessings!
Mary Lou

P. said...

I'm so sad to hear she lost the battle with her illness, and at such a young age too. I'm glad your quilt was such a comfort to her right to the end. Your quilt ministry is such a blessing.

Deb said...

That is such a touching tale, Sarah. You and the quilt ministry touch so many lives. So sorry to hear that wee Savannah has lost her battle. Too early for such a beautiful wee girl.

Deb said...

Your quilt ministry is such a wonderful cause and touches the lives of so many people. Thank you for being there for these people, and I'm so sorry that Savannah was taken as such a young age.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I'm so sorry for Savannah's family. Her quilt will continue to give comfort for a long time.

Sara said...

Thank you for sharing this story Sarah;) That quilt has sooo many wonderful meanings doesn't it:)

RenegadeQuilter said...

Thanks for sharing -

beth said...

God cares about the little things like the right fabric for the right little girl!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sarah, I read this post and the original post, too. God knew what he was doing, and he used you and your friends to give comfort to this sweet little girl and her family when they needed it most. God is great! This is a good ministry. This may not be Friday, but, this is definitely a Whoop! Whoop! moment.

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

My little Savanna that I made the last quilt for isn't doing well either. They sent me a photo of her in the hospital with a great big beautiful smile and the quilt draped across her.
I am glad that you were able to bless this little girl and her family and that the other blogger was able to be a part of the blessing. I am sure that you would agree that sewing these quilt ministry quilts warms my heart more than any other that I've done.

Diane E W said...

I did not realize the green ribbon Savannah and the purple quilt Savannah was one in the same. She graced this world for a short time but from all the ribbons around town, she was deeply loved and touched a lot of peoples lives. So sad that her life was so short but God will takes care of her and give her family peace. Her quilt meant a lot to her and I'm sure to all of the people you make one for, such a wonderful ministry.