This 4th of July, I found myself reflecting on something; a past project of mine. I think about it often, actually, because it clearly had a significant impact on my heart.
In the fall of 2010, I put together a red, white, and blue quilt for a young boy named Jack, who had a terminal illness. He is from the UK and had misplaced his favorite “patriotic” quilt. I was asked by Give Kids The World Village, an organization that helps give dream vacations to kids with life-threatening illnesses and their families, to make my best attempt at replicating this precious possession of Jack’s. I felt so honored to help this little boy and his family find comfort and I still find myself wondering and thinking about him to this day. The only photo they had to provide me for reference was the one pictured (with Jack) at the very bottom of this post. ♥ Every 3 1/2 inch square of the quilt was cut and every stitch was sewn with my love for children. ♥
I have included some pictures to share.
Sometimes in life, it really does not matter how busy we are. It is not always I…ME…WE…MY…This little boy deserved this and GOD brought this project to me. It is important to me, in my life, to always make my best effort at doing things for others. At the end of every week, I ask myself, “What did I do to help someone out this week? How could I have done better?” Think about the people who mean the most to you in this life, or maybe even a total stranger! Who could use a hug, a friend to help, a hot tea or maybe some cookies? Pay it forward. Pay it forward. Pay it forward. In November of 2010, we bought our first house and became every bit of “busy” that comes along with that. Regardless, I can take time to SERVE. I am so glad I had the opportunity to do this for him and that project, quilt and sweet boy will remain in my heart forever. ♥