Wow, can you believe it's time for Blogger's Quilt Festival again? If this is your first time visiting my blog, welcome! I hope you'll take a little time to look around - I hope you'll find lots of quilt-y inspiration as I chronicle the quilts created not only by me, but by the members of Piece*Love*Quilt, our church's quilt ministry. We hope to give away our 1000th quilt this year, so there's plenty to see! I also host the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge each year, which is actually in progress right now. You can learn more about these two causes by clicking the Page button for each in the bar above. But enough about me and this blog - let's get to the quilt!
Children who run lemonade stands and send the money to help buy toys for the toy drive. A little 4-year old girl who sent the $5 she found in an Easter egg to help little children who are sick. I am constantly amazed by how this family has taken a potentially life-shattering tragedy and turned it into a powerful witness to the greatness of God.
I will forever be changed by having the chance to be Sadie’s mommy. I honestly believe that God allowed her to be here for a short time for a specific reason. And although His plan is not exactly what I would have chosen, I have to trust that He knows a little more about life than I do, and that He has something big He wants to accomplish through her sweet little (big) life. Sadie is leaving her mark in big big ways, and I’m honored (in a weird kind of way) to be a part of it. I love you all dearly, and thank all of you who have chosen to take this journey with us. Your words, prayers, encouragement, smiles, hugs, tears, and everything in between have absolutely meant the world to us.
One thing we know is that we are not alone.
Love big, guys.
We only get one shot at this.
Shine on, Sadie!
I know this isn’t a big fancy quilt,
but it is the one that touched my heart most deeply this year.
Thank you for taking the time to read the story.
I hope you’ll check out the links and
become part of helping Sadie shine on!!
PS. If you'd like to read the story of the woman who pieced Sadie's quilt, click here. It's an amazing story, too - and was last year's May Blogger's Quilt Festival entry!