The last two weeks at Margaret's Hope Chest have been busy. We heard of the deaths of three of our quilt recipients. Cella Bosma was given a quilt back in July-her breast cancer had returned and she lost her earthly battle on March 29. We gave Dawn a quilt during our February quilt give-away. She died on April 2 of complications from ALS. During February we also gave a quilt to little Alexandria who had leukemia-she died this past week as well. We think of all of the families left behind and the pain and lonliness they are experiencing. We are praying for friends and strangers to come along side them for this difficult part of the journey.
Just as the Lord takes away some, He also has GIVEN us more people to serve this week. The first quilt pictured below has gone to the Daniel family. There is a link to thier blog which describes their journey of waiting for a baby to be born in God's perfect timing.
Sorry about the quality of the next two photos but they were the final two I took before I realized that there was something terribly wrong with my camera lens....OH NO! This quilt is going to be auctioned off tomorrow night at a fundraiser for the children of a woman who was murdered in Grand Rapids in 2004. Thier father was convicted of her killing last year. There is a great expense associated with the couseling that these 4 children need in order to deal with these realities. We pray for a HIGH BID!!
This final quilt-NUMBER 83 was given to a family friend who has a melanoma on her eye and is trying to stay hopeful that laser treatments will kill the cancer. Her name is Shirley and we are praying for many more years of sight for her!