Back when I was still doing home trunk shows, I was introduced to a sweet girl who has since become a dear friend. We get together and lunch and "LOFT" as we call it which means - eat and shop over at the LOFT clearance racks. Her husband used to play in our worship band at church and is very talented. And she and her husband had been trying to have a baby. And at a show, back in Autumn 2009, she ordered a baby quilt and all kinds of baby things from me. But no baby at that time. It was for her hope chest. Usually, when I sew, the door is open and kids come in and play while I stitch away. That day, the day I was sewing up her order and making her baby quilt, I shut the door. As I cut the fabric, I prayed. Every time my fingers brushed against the fabric, I prayed. As I ironed, I prayed. As I sewed, I prayed. I asked that God would please bless this family with a baby. I prayed that the blanket I was making would soon be wrapped around a sweet baby, a gift from God. I prayed, and prayed, and prayed with every touch of the fabric, with every stitch for my friend to please have the baby she so dreamed of.
A couple of weeks ago, those prayers were answered.
When I saw the preview photos on Britt's page, I lost it. I mean, tears of joy, can't see the screen, bawling my eyes out lost it. There, on that quilt I made and prayed over so intensely, lay a sweet blessing from above. The answer to a prayer. A perfect baby boy. My friends baby boy. I could not be happier for the proud parents. Thank you GOD for You are good all the time.