Sunday, November 19, 2006

This One's For a Boy Named Zachary

A friend of mine has a 5-year-old son Zachary who is fighting Leukemia. Monday is a big day, as she expects to hear news of the progress of the cancer -- to find out if it's progressed to his brain or not.

This is terrible news, as one might imagine...but despite my own loss, it's hard to really put myself in her shoes, except to be scared and hope and pray for healing for her son.

I started making this quilt this weekend. I guess you could say I was a "woman on a mission" as I designed this yesterday, went to the fabric store when it opened, found some Dora & Diego (Nickolodeon cartoon characters Zack likes) and started working on this. By late today, I have the border on it as well, and it's all pinned, ready for top-stitching.

The gals from on online support group for Pregnancy Loss that I belong to helped pay for the materials as part of the gift, and I hope to get it done this week and ship this Get Well Quilt to Zack as soon as possible.

I hope he gets better more than anything. I want him to enjoy the quilt, and live to outgrow it.

If you're the praying kind, please send one up for Zack. He's a very special boy, with a very special Mom, and we want him to get better.


Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness! Didn't you just pick out the fabric an hour ago? I can't believe how much you have gotten done already and it looks beautiful. YOU ARE AMAZING.

Carrie said...

Jules it is beautiful. Thank you so much for doing this for my precious baby!!! You are an amazing woman!! Love to you!~Carrie

Cal said...

Count me in on the prayer circle. I hope for all the best for Zach and his family.

What a great quilt, Jules! I am so not worthy you!


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