Thursday, September 22, 2011
The quilt you see covering up everything but Sid's smiling face is one that I have been working on for him for Christmas. It was nearly done last Friday, but it needed some more quilting and the binding. I went into finishing mode immediately. I wish I had thought to take a picture of the whole quilt, but it is Sid that makes it beautiful anyway.
My daughter brought this to him yesterday, the day he was told that he has stage 4 lymphoma, which in his case is a very aggressive cancer. He really loved the quilt and clung to it like it was his life. Every test they took him for, the quilt had to come along too. My daughter, a nurse watched as the doctors had to drill into his spine (a very painful process) to take a bone marrow sample. He scrunched up the quilt, buried his face in it and held on for the ride.
Sid posted this picture on facebook yesterday so that I could see him loving it and to say thank you. This brought tears to my eyes. I am so glad there was a way without words to comfort him and tell him he is loved. What do you say to someone who has something so horrendous happen to them? This is truely the best quilt I have ever given or made. I hope you all know what I mean when I say that. What a thrill it was to have my work mean so much to someone. I am touched, inspired and thankful that God could use me to touch one of his hurting children.
Prayers are SO appreciated for Sid.