Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday Gratitudes






I just came back from a weekend in Seattle with my online Cookies. I loved seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones to go with the names and posts I've read for so long. I have not met all the Cookies yet. One of these days....

When I came home there was a package for me with a note that said "Read This First". The note was from my Cookie friend Carol . She wanted to make DD something special to show her love and support during the upcoming heart surgery. She originally considered a prayer shawl and then adapted the idea to a 5 year old girl. The result was this absolutely darling "Little Red" cape that she knitted. I knew Carol was working on a special project. I didn't know that it would be for my daughter. Carol's sweet note brought tears to my eyes. My heart is so full right now.

What Carol doesn't know: at the airport I was looking for a book to read on the plane to Seattle. I finally picked one because it looked safe (as in no pages I would have to skip or else I would blush.) The book is called Back On Blossom Street. Its a Christian fiction book about the lives of a group of knitters who decided to make prayer shawls. I finished the book on the plane ride home tonight. And then I find at home a prayer shawl/cape/Carol Hug for my daughter.

Here is my gratitude to Carol for sharing her love and amazing knitting skills. DD and I will treasure this gift always.


6 comments:

Soozcat said...

Kudos to Carol! It's beautiful, and DD looks so lovely in it.

Hope you had a great time in Seattle. (I did!)

Farrell and Marilyn Barlow said...

How beautiful is that sweet Lauren. I want one of her great hugs. Grandma loves her very much.

The Country Mouse said...

You won't quite believe this, but I have "Back on Blossom Street" from the library as an audio book right now. :) I'm so glad you like it and that Lauren looks delighted in the picture! Big hugs to both of you.

mum2brady said...

ohhh - I love it!!! And look how darling Lauren looks - she is such a doll!!!

Karen said...

I came here from MMW when I read your comment about your daughter having Down Syndrome and her scheduled for surgery next week.

I have a 11 year old girl who has Down Syndrome and had open heart surgery at 7 1/2 weeks old. (She is doing super, has never looked back since the surgery)

I know it is scary, my prayers are with you!

Ursenbach Family said...

Carrie I am finally catching up on your blog and am so sorry to hear that surgery is in the near future. Hearts and prayers are with you and your family.
~Amy