Friday, February 10, 2017

"Almost Anvil" Finds A Home


There's a young mom at our church who is doing battle with breast cancer. When I read this news on FB, I had that all-too-familiar feeling of deja vu. 

Pretty many years ago, when I wasn't much of a quilter, another mom at our church, one of my [honorary] Circle sisters received that diagnosis. She was someone I greatly admired. And loved. She sang in the choir and when she reached for a high note (think "Gloooooooooooria!"), she looked for all the world like one of those Byers' Choice carolers. She was smart and clever and crafty, though not a quilter. Yet. And, even after she had received her unwelcome diagnosis, she spearheaded what turned into a major renovation to our church to make it accessible to handicapped individuals. She was a mover and she was a shaker. She had four children, the youngest of whom has grown up to be a wonderful wife, mother, and mover/shaker, too. Dagmar would be so proud. Oh, and that daughter is good friends with the young mom mentioned above. 

When I heard this news, although I really hardly know the young mom, I couldn't get her situation out of my mind or out of my heart. 

Most people know that any woman dealing with breast cancer will do much better in her recovery process if she has a nice quilt to nap under. It's a well-publicized although -- as yet -- not scientifically proven premise. In memory of Dagmar, I wanted this young mom to have that advantage.






12 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a good decision.

Janet said...

Bravo Zulu 😊

Barbara Anne said...

Your generous and loving gift of this lovely quilt will warm this young mother's heart and spirit as she braves whatever is ahead. I will keep her in my prayers as God knows her name.

Hugs!

Lori said...

We all know that truth, don't we? It's wonderful and I'm sure she will feel wrapped in love and prayers.

Janet O. said...

You have such a good heart, Nancy!

Synthia said...

Your gift to this young woman will be a true blessing to her! Shalom.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I love this post. My husband used to take infusions for his RA until we couldn't afford it anymore. It was the same med that cancer patients are given. It is so chilly in the infusion room, I used to crochet afghans for all of them. Cancer patients DO love to receive this kind of thoughtful gift.
xx, Carol

Nann said...

That's the best kind of comfort quilt, Nancy.
(And I like the one cornerstone-in-each-row design. I had to look, and look again. Nice touch.)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Lovely quilt; your heart is a giving one, my friend. God bless you and God bless this precious woman and her family as she faces this dreaded diagnosis. I am praying for His healing touch.

Tanya said...

It is a beautiful quilt and so like you to have it ready to give to the person who needs it most.

Sue Johnson said...

Sooo beautiful!💜

Ruth said...

With tears in my eyes reading this... You are such a wonderful and thoughtful person. Thank you for the beautiful words spoken and the quilt that you gave this mom/friend. I could picture and hear her singing that song as I read your blog. I always tell my girls when GranDag was happy and excited about something that it sounded like she was singing. She would've had a little tune in her voice, have loved seeing all the beautiful quilts you create and the meaningful stories behind them. Thank you for being one of my mom's "sisters"