Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Hero....

If I ever wondered about whether a quilt is a worthy gift,
I now know it to be of great value.

My cousin Emily is one of the most amazing people.

In the past few years she has undergone a heart, kidney and lungs transplant.
The only person in California to have faced multiple transplants ...
and she has done it with great courage.



She spends to much of her life in the hospital,
but it was the most joyous occasion
when she was well enough to come visit
and enjoy a luncheon that my Mom hostessed.

Even more special that her sister could come from Nevada to join us...
along with two of the most adorable little girls.


I presented my cousin with a "French Rose" quilt
.
When I spent time with her in the hospital,
she told me that she hoped she would be well enough
some day to spend time in her garden.

I thought this would surround her with flowers when she is not able to go outside.

For her sweet little neice, I made a Lover's Knot Quilt.
I hope she will see the pink hearts and know
that even though we don't see her often,
she is always in our heart.

I hope you will all say a prayer for Emily.
She still endures much pain, but always has a cheerful spirit.

I told her she was my hero....and that she humbles me in her goodness.

I now know that there are angels that walk among us.....she is certainly God's miracle.

A quilt is such a small thing...
.but it was stitched with both prayer and love.


7 comments:

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Quilts are made with the heart. How nice that you share this with your cousin!

Carol said...

What a wonderful post...and when people ask "Why do you make quilts?" you've just given the answer. Bless her heart...sending lots of good thoughts.

Yvonne said...

'A quilt is a true gift of love 'that shows again reading your blog. What an amazing woman your cousin Emily is.

Betty Lou said...

We could all take a lesson from Emily about courage. How wonderful that you shared your love with her with a beautiful quilt. I'll put her in my prayers.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I agree with Carol's comment. It is why we do what we do.

Beverly said...

I knew all I had to do was visit your blog today to be blessed. I have been complaining a lot lately about many things that seem so unworthy after reading your story about your cousin. I am not complaining today...even about the heat and praying for your cousin and thanking the Lord for all my blessings. One of them being you, my sweet friend.
Your quilt of flowers was the perfect gift for such a brave lady.

writerinheels said...

So nice to see you're all fine. I just moved to a different city and a different blog. Which is in Dutch, because blogging in English seemed like a stretch for a Dutch journalist. But we're all fine here :)

Glad to see your stay cation was great! X Milou