I have lost a child, he was 18 months old and this was over 33 years ago, but the hole in my heart has never and will never heal.
cannot imagine is losing a child that has lived 10, 20 or more years
when you have really got to be closer than ever, watched them grow,
become what their dreams were made of.
So, it is
with a heavy heart that I need at least three very special quilters to
step up and take on special projects of making quilts for the parents,
wives and any siblings of two of the three firefighters who died last
week in Okanogan County, WA.
I say two,
because one of the families has been adopted by a family that knows the
pain of losing a child to one of these fires as they lost a son,
brother, dad, husband to one when the Granite Mountain firefighters
perished two years ago.
imagine their pain, but to step up and say, let us do this, let us reach
out to one of our own, all I can do is cry and the amazing gift this
family will receive during this loss.
None of us
can ever replace a loved one, but I can tell you from my own personal
experience, I met many families over the years that lost a child and I
could reach out to them, I could hold them and talk to them, because I
have been there and while it never takes away all the pain, it helps to
have someone who has been in your shoes.
you that quilter? Can you take bits and pieces of someone's life you
read about and turn it into a quilt of healing and hope?
share your amazing talents with someone you have never met and say to
them...this is for you, though we may never meet, you are on my mind and
in my heart?
If you are, let me know please.
earlier, one of the families has been spoken for, please do not come to
me and ask for a specific family as that family may have already been