Monday, January 2, 2012

He Knows

Per our normal operating procedures, I go home on weekends and Eric stays with Emilie at the hospital.  I cannot stay away, so I will go home to sleep and see the boys and Nana and then return to spend the day with Eric and Emilie at the hospital.  Saturday was no different...sleeping in, hanging out with the boys and doing some errands.  I got a call from Eric that Emilie barfed (correct medical terminology) on her PJ's and blanket during the night and would I bring a plastic bag to carry the yucky laundry home in.  Whenever we are inpatient, I bring a pillow case and a blanket from home to make things a little "homier" for Emilie.  The next call I got was from my mom telling me that a package had arrived at home for Emilie and if I was still in town to come by and pick it up before heading to the hospital.  Back home I went to get the package for Emilie and then off to the hospital.  At the hospital, Emilie was thrilled to receive a package and immediately opened it to find...
the most beautiful, encouraging, uplifting quilt made by our friend Mitzie!!!  See, God knows what we need and when we need it.  Not only did we need a clean, happy blankie, but we also needed a good dose of God's love that was shown through this wonderful gift.

My God will use his glorious riches to give you everything you need.  He will do this through Christ Jesus.  Phil 4:19

Thank you, Mitzie, for blessing us with your creativity!!!  The colors, design and words are perfect, perfect, perfect!!!  We are grateful for you and Kay!  Thank you for your love, encouragement and support!!

I took the above photos with my cell phone quickly.  The quilt reads:

What cancer cannot do...
It cannot shatter hope
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot steal humor
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot conquer the spirit
It cannot destroy peace
It cannot erode confidence
It cannot corrode faith
It cannot cripple love
It cannot erase memories
It cannot stifle laughter
It cannot silence courage

Cancer certainly does stink, but it is so true that it cannot rob us of the things that are most important.  

3 comments:

Auntie Martha said...

The blanket is beautiful--just like the one snuggling with it!

Auntie Vicki said...

Wow, so great to see your smile Em. What a wonderful expression of God's love through Mitzie. You look so cozy in the quilt!

Between You and Me said...

your situation sure puts things in perspective...
praying for all of you right now....that the God of all comfort brings peace in the midst of all that you are experiencing.