Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Prayer Quilts

My dear sweet friend Kristi made this quilt for the birthmother of our babies. It is a prayer quilt that has knots tied into it representing specific prayers that were prayed for her. This quilt was passed around to several bible studies and approximately 30 women and children have laid hands on it and prayed specifically for her. Kristi had the pictures of our babies printed onto fabric and sewed them into the quilt. Two squares on this quilt are from the two quilts she also made for the twinettes. Can you think of anything more precious and loving to give this woman?

I am so overwhelmed again! I picture her being wrapped in this quilt and resting in the warmth of love and prayers that have gone in to it. We also bought her a pair of warm pj's, slippers and robe that match these colors. I had no idea what this quilt was going to look like until Kristi presented to me this week. As she explained all the intentional detail and labor of love that has gone into this I literally embraced her and melted into another basket of tears. We were both overcome with emotion, compassion, sadness and joy as we literally held each other and balled our eyes out.

Thank you to all of the ladies and children that participated in this amazing gift for our precious T. I can't wait to look her in the eyes, embrace her in my arms and wrap this quilt around her. There are no adequate words to express my gratitude for your thoughtfulness, generosity, compassion and love to this young woman in Ethiopia. May you all be richly blessed!

6 comments:

Scarlett_333 said...

Wow, what a beautiful idea. That is so special.
Nikki

Timm and Jennifer said...

I couldn't think of a better gift! The quilts are simply amazing!

Heidi and Kirk Weimer said...

Wow. That is truly an amazing idea. I so wish we could do that for our kids' birth mother/relatives. How amazing.

keelstar said...

I just have to tell you that I was listening to the radio this afternoon, Crown Financial Ministries, and I heard Eileen's call to the station!!! What an amazing story you have and I was so excited to have already discovered your blog! I cannot wait to follow you the rest of the way to bring those sweet babies home! Many Blessings, Keely

HeidiD in CT said...

You guys win the prize. That is THE BEST idea for a birthmother gift that I have ever seen. My mother-in-law is a great quilter - I only wish I had seen your idea before we went!!! Best of luck in your travels and I look forward to watching along!!

LISA said...

That is such a wonderful gift!