Thursday, September 2, 2010

Quilts to Warm Our Hearts

Today has been both a good day and a sad day for Greg and me.  I was able to deliver six more quilts to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.  Their gratitude is genuine and very heartwarming.  The nurses love getting them and giving them.  That was the good part.  The sad part is a close friend of ours lost his son today.  He was a second grader and was hit by a car after school and died.  I was reminded that when we first started this project with the quilts, I was asked if we were agreeable to having the nurses give a quilt to a family who had a loss of a child at the hospital.  Denise, the nurse in charge, felt that it was something they wanted to do.  We of course agreed that would be fine.  I was also reminded this evening that I hope we never have to do that.  We all know how uncertain life is for all of us.  It never goes exactly the way we have planned.  For this family, the unimaginable has happened.  I know tonight I will tell my family how much they mean to me.  I hope you will do the same.

I thought you might like to see where the quilts are going.
This is a picture of the front of Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Isn't this a fun quilt? Black, pink, and purple with bright lime green on the front and back.  Can't you just see a little girl with big beautiful eyes picking this one?

This one has bright colorful crayons in the blocks.  A boy or a girl would love this one.

This one is a very simple two color quilt that would be good for a young child or a teenager.

We are now at 31quilts that we have donated.  Each one represents a child who is sick.  Hopefully most of them will have a short hospital stay and be back home happy and healthy.