Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A week of surprise
A box from Linda Starr with a great pot inside.
I think I might have to fill this with flowers.
I loved how she used some sponges as packing material.
Everyone should do this.
I know we can all identify with that feeling of being just too busy.
That is how I have felt the past few weeks.
I don't know where the time goes and if I am, at times, being present in those moments.
There are times that you need someone to call and slow you down a bit.
When Laurie came over she had something for me along with a pocket full of tissues.
When my sister Lee was dying from cancer one of the things she needed me to do was clean out a storage trailer that she had.
I found many unfinished projects that she had started and set aside.
You know, life gets busy.
In one box I found some quilt squares along with some sewing items that I thought Laurie could use.
When she came over I just loaded her up.
One of the things in the box were some quilted squares.
I gave them to Laurie and just knew that she could either make something with the squares or give them to someone that might use them.
I also gave her a dress that Lee once wore when she was younger.
It was green with flowers.
I can still see Lee in that dress, young, red headed and full of life.
Today, Laurie gave me back those squares, made into a quilt using Lee's dress as the first row around those squares. It is beautiful, made with care and love by a person who I have made a deep connection with. Who has listened as I talked about the loss of my brother and sister, who handed me a piece of Lee back today.
A quilt made of love.
I have learned that Laurie is a person of great determination, and a big heart.
Kind, generous, thoughtful, steady and my friend.
Thank you Laurie.
I will treasure this quilt made by you for me.
And, on those days when life seems difficult, I will wrap myself in this love and think of all the good things that life can give.