Saturday, April 14, 2007

A quilt for Kayla

I recently read a book titled: Fabric of Faith about a prayer ministry of quilting. The concept is fascinating to me. I love the idea of someone hurting receiving a special lap quilt made just for them that was made with prayers “stitched” in as well as prayers “tied” in with the ties of the quilt. I decided to take this concept and make a small quilt for my 6 year old cousin, Kayla, who has a rare form of brain cancer and does not have a good prognosis. She just went through her first week of radiation, which is a total experiment since the doctors have little faith it will do anything but it’s ‘something’ to try. So, I made this quilt and prayed for Kayla and her family as I sewed it together. I then took it to our Thursday night prayer meeting and had everyone ‘tie’ their own prayers in as they helped tie the quilt with me. I will send it to this coming week so she will know that she is literally being covered in prayer just as the quilt will cover her tiny, sick body while she goes through cancer treatment. It is something tangible that she can keep with her. I pray it brings her incredible comfort and peace as well as encouragement. My greatest prayer is that she and her family feel God’s love and presence wrapped around them every minute of every day as they walk a journey of suffering they never would have chosen. May they know God’s peace and strength in their weakness.

1 comment:

Lorri said...

I loved reading about Kayla's quilty...My hubby has had lung cancer and brain cancer with faith he beat both. my quilts on review group from yahoo made s a comfort quilty and we have slept under it every day since we got it... it even went to Duke with us where hubby received all of his life saving treatments...don't know where Kayla is receiving treatment but please see if you can get a referral to Dr. John Sampson a absolutely amazing neurosurgeon.

GOD BLESS KAYLA ... and her family

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