Thursday, March 4, 2010

quilting for the love of strangers


Sadly, sometimes it's easier to be selfless and kind to strangers than to the people we know and love. It's this simple, pure, isolated little act, with little or no context, with no baggage or history. It just is what it is. Sometimes it's a random act of kindness, and sometimes it's not so random.

This is a very deliberate act. This is a very small thing I can do for a family experiencing something enormous. No one should have to watch their child die, certainly not a 2 year old child. I don't know them, I can't be a shoulder to cry on, I can't bring them a casserole to spare them the need to even think about what to make for dinner. But I can make one little quilt block that, combined with many more blocks, will give them something to wrap themselves in to remember her for the rest of their lives.

This is for Layla Grace, and for her family, and I wish it could be more. But it's something.

Read more about the project here.

3 comments:

Jess said...

What a beautiful gift, in more ways than one. Now I really need to learn to sew.

Mama Mia said...

That is so sweet..I tried reading their blog, But I was BAWLING my eyes out...if only I could sew

Erin said...

Very thoughtful and generous....you are such a gem, heide.