I made this quilt for my Mom.
I had ordered the fabric a while ago,
you can read about that Here,
and was slowly working on it.
As soon as I knew that my Mom
was going to be moved to this
beautiful Hospice residence,
I started working very hard on it.
When I ordered the rose fabric
I had no idea that her home someday
would be Rose Arbor,
but God did.
I really, really wanted to surprise her with it
when she arrived in her room.
I felt so much joy when she opened the box.
Her joy and delight made me happier
than I could imagine!
It has not left her bed!
A friend of mine, who went to visit her,
suggested that she lay it so that
she can read the verses.
It has stayed that way.
My mom's sister, my Aunt Joyce, whom I am proudly named after, died 20 years ago, and our unique and wonderful Grandma died about 30 years ago.
Both of these wonderful women were strong Christians
and we know where they are right now.
Oh Their Joy!!!
Aunt Joyce's daughter, Becky, a sister-like cousin,
wrote this message to me and I have to share it!
It brings tears of joy to my eyes every time that I read it-
"I am praying specifically for the people your mom will meet in her new home ... that there will be some Divine Appointments to encourage her, strengthen her, inspire her, and give her hope. I cannot help but imagine that there are literal angels walking those halls. I pray that peace will overwhelm her.
I have also wondered if her precious mother and sister might feel a sense of ..... anticipation. It is food for thought, isn't it?? Our minds cannot comprehend. But, oh, how Sweet are the Promises of Heaven!!"
We, as humans, look at things from our human, earthly eyes, but this is a moment to ponder, and to consider the eternal value of these last months, weeks or even days of my mom's life.
Thank you for your prayers!
Love you all,