It is soooooooooooooooooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have you ever felt a gratitude so deep for something someone done for you so badly that it didn't seem like any of the words rolling off your tongue could even begin to measure the thankfulness you have. I hate to say I'm speechless cause anyone who knows me would know that was an out and out lie. I just know there are no words out there that could possibly pay for the gift that Mrs. Wendy Lady presented us with Sunday morning. My emotions run deep and far into the past tumbling over the questions "Will this ever even happen for us?" or "Am I wasting my time?"....Still I continued for 3 years to collect the 100 pieces of fabric and wishes/prayers from loved ones to have a special gift to prove to our daughter that she was a labor of our love and desire to build our family if God was going to give us our heart desire. I made an attempt to try to piece this quilt together myself but I'm no quilter....I wanted it to be put together well so that we could cuddle, snuggle and play one it for years to come.
Sugar hardly got into the door after church and was tearing into the bag to take out her special blanket made by Wendy Lady. She squealed in excitement when I showed her the piece that Wendy gave her,Mommy and Daddy, Nanny & Grampy, Aunt Dorly, Nanny June, and Jac-a-myn. I got her scrapbook that had all the wishes in it out and we sat on the floor in the living room and went threw every 100 piece. She loved it.
When We got to church this morning Wendy asked us to come to the kitchen to see a special surprise and I knew right away what it was. I dropped everything and said lets go! We went in and we took it out of the bag and a lump formed in my throat that I tried to hold back but couldn't...it was like the someone just placed a seal on our journey and said the wait is over....she is in your arms, a part of your family forever and the last four years were not in vain....your holding the proof that you thought of her every single day since the day she was born....4 years ago.
I asked Wendy a few short months ago if we could hire her to put it together for us and she said she would. I had every intention of paying her for doing it. I certainly didn't expect her to give it to us as a gift. There is a LOT of work and time not to mention energy into putting a quilt together. When I read the card attached it said "Thank you so much for the privilege of doing Sugar's 100 wishes quilt" I became very humble......"SHE" felt privileged? We feel privileged that someone who we know and love and that Sugar is head over heals about did the handy work!...and also contributed to the quilt back 4 years ago when we began collecting....my carnal self wants to pay her so I don't feel I owe her...my spirit tells me a gift expects nothing in return. I know this woman is a very selfless individual and loves to put a smile on someones face....I just wish she could see my heart and my soul...cause every time I think about this quilt I smile so much on the inside that it leaks out my eyes.
I plan on enjoying this quilt for many many years to come and I am certain that when Sugar is grown and has children of her own there will be many stories to pass down threw the generations. Filled with God's love and how so many loved her even before they knew her because they seen the hope and love in Shane and my eyes.
Wendy, Thank you more than you will ever know or understand. I can't even type this without my eyes welling up at the mere fact that someone loves us that much to devote their precious and valuable time to us. I hardly feel deserving of such love. But that's God for you, through the sewing machine of a woman after God's own heart. If you have ever read Gary Chapman's % Love Languages, you will know what I mean when I say "Acts of service" is my 1st love language. I love you Wendy. May God bless you richly.
It's so true that God gives His children wonderful gifts. God knew that this quilt was very close to my heart...not for the acquisition aspect of it but for what it means to this family and what it will mean to Sugar...being sewn into our family piece by piece threw the years. Above and beyond even that though God has shown me that family in our church body are sometimes closer to us that a relative. I'm so blessed to have Wendy as my sister in Christ. That is the greatest gift of all. Love.
A very happy Sugar Pie! She couldn't wait to go to bed tonight!