Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Dancing with the angels....
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.