Joscelyn's Journey

A Beautiful Child's Journey Through Hemimegalencephaly

Blanketed in Love

on June 11, 2012

In the mail today was the sweetest and most precious gift for Joscelyn!

It was a beautiful “Comfort Quilt” made by members of the West Greenway Bible Church. On the label is a reference to II Cor 1: 3-5:

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.”

The quilt was sent to us by a dear friend who has taught me much about mothering over the years. Becky is an amazing mother of 8 blessings and each of her children is as kind, considerate, compassionate. loving and generous as their sweet mother. Becky once told me that as a “mom of many”, she was sometimes asked if she had a favorite child.

“Of course”, she would reply. “My favorite child is whichever one needs me the most.”

I witnessed this principle in action when one of her grown daughters who lived in a another state broke her ankle. Becky flew across the country to stay with her while it healed. Her teenagers held down the fort at home, secure in the knowledge that when they needed her, she would be at their side in their hour of need as well.

Becky’s choice of gift spoke beautifully of her mothering heart. The card reads, “This quilt will keep you cozy, safe, loved and always covered in God’s precious word.”

Bordered in a happy purple and yellow fabric, the quilt’s blocks are adorned with sparkling, colorful butterflies, dragonflies and fireflies.

Alternating blocks are printed with scriptures and sweet promises such as “May you sleep under a blanket of prayers of blessings, flowers of life, hearts of love and songs of joy.”

Our sweet little girl has some great challenges ahead of her but she is literally and figuratively blanketed in love and prayers from people all over the world!

And for that, she is richly blessed.


13 responses to “Blanketed in Love

  1. Tina Miller says:

    This is so nice. A keepsake too. I love it.

  2. June Silva says:

    What a wonderful gift of love and support! It is just lovely and such a sweet thought. Yes, there are “silver linings” ! So many people are praying for all of you!! There are going to be wonderful results!!!

  3. Thank you, June! We appreciate the prayers more than we can say!

  4. John Correia says:

    So glad it’s a blessing. This ministry of our church is one of the most precious and I am so glad they were able to bless your family. Praying it does indeed wrap your family in love.

  5. Norma Ruttan says:

    what a beautiful gift from beautiful people!

  6. Betty Ratliff says:

    So grateful you enjoyed the quilt. Prayers going for your baby girl.

  7. susan miller says:

    Hi, I am an old friend of your mother in laws who has been out of touch. I had no idea what your family has been going through. I also lost a child at 15 years old. The only thing that kept me going was faith!!! I just want you to know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. I also believe that Joss was given to you for a reason. God knew that she needed exceptional parents. Keep the faith. God bless Joss and your whole family as you continue on this journey. People like you inspire me.

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