Sometimes doing something nice for someone is not something they will ever even know you have done, if that makes any sense?! Well, I made a quilt, because I saw a request on a fellow blogger's blog. She was asking for ideas for a gift for her husband's aunt. I responded that I would love to make something for them, even though I will never come into contact with the person the quilt is intended for.
I crochet, but I also make memory quilts (quilts with pictures of a lost loved one), but I rarely get the chance to just make a regular quilt, so I suggested that I could make her a lap quilt. I was really happy, when she said she would like that. It makes me feel overwhelmingly joyful, when I think I can do something to make someone happy, but this someone is suffering from breast cancer, just as my own mom did. The recipient has had a very rough go of her treatment and Christina wants to make sure she knows how they care for her and how much they want her to get better, FASSSSSSST! I am brokenhearted every time I hear that another person is suffering from cancer, so this was the project for me!
Anyway, I know I am rambling and rattling, but I can't help it! This project is just another step in emotional healing for me, but it is painful at the same time! I guess it is hard to explain, but working through sadness is not always easy. I know this every time I begin a project. I am thankful for the projects, no matter how hard they might be at the time.
Being able to do something nice for someone is what I believe to be part of my purpose here. I appreciate having a purpose other than dishes, laundry, toilet cleaning, and sweeping!