Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Our mom, whose nickname was "Cookie", was a talented artist and seamstress. She passed away from cancer in September 1974. My sister, Debby, is now facing a cancer battle of her own. It is a stressful time for us, but some comfort came today in the form of a quilt sent from heaven.
About a month ago I saw a baby quilt at a garage sale for 50 cents. It looked like new, so even though we aren't expecting any babies in the family, I bought it to snuggle with while I rock this winter.
It has been a little chilly the last few days so I got it out to keep me warm while I took a nap in my chair. I noticed some writing on the bottom corner of the backing. I got my magnifying glass so I could read it's message. It says:
This quilt has been designed and made in honor of "Cookie" for all of her relentless and unselfish time and energy, making a time of illness less frightening for so many past, present and future. It was designed as a child might have drawn and colored it. May you enjoy the quilt as much as I have in making it. Signed Opal L. French
This gift sent from heaven is meant for my sister. It will comfort her and warm her soul as she fights her own battle with cancer. Yes cancer sucks and I hate to see her have to go through all the procedures; but it is such a blessing to feel our mother's presence again.
No amount of time or space can separate you from your mother's eternal love.