Sometimes life seems to come at us in ways that we don't expect and don't want. The past few weeks I've seen so much sadness in the form of health issues with people I love so much. But then there are those God moments that help see us through.
My mom's health has been upsetting these past few years, and now she's going through another decline. My friends in my quilt group have been one of those God moments by helping donate wheelchair quilts to the nursing home she lives in. These quilts were done by Betsy and NancyZ.
A favorite niece is undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkin's, and again my quilt group was there for her with one of the charity quilts that is stockpiled and handed out when there is a need.
Sue surprised me with this wonderful quilt book. Neither of us knew that the day I opened the package there would be an upsetting health issue with someone so close to me. This book and her emails of encouragement were just what I needed and at the right time.
Melanie blessed me with a beautiful card and words of encouragement right at the same time I found out about a family member who needs chemotherapy and radiation treatments. How could Sue and Melanie have known? It's another couple of God moments.
I treasure this quilt that Sue, Melanie, and I have building together. All our quilts have memories sewn into them, and this quilt made by three friends who have never met will always be one of my favorites.
So my family is taking one day at a time encouraging each other the best way that we can. And we'll all get through these days with scars on our hearts and a deeper appreciation of each other and the good things we have. Squeeze those people you love but tick you off; and overlook their messes, the mistakes that are made, and whatever they do that someday you won't even remember. Purposely be that God moment for someone; you won't regret it.