The quilt was finished in a week – including hand binding. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. It’s hard even to write this blog post because it’s just so personal. There’s a real person behind this. He has an extremely fast growing and fast moving cancerous brain tumor…glioblastoma multiforme. I can’t even pronounce that.
We emailed his wife; could we stop by Sunday afternoon to spend some time with them? I’ve known them for 27 years; the others have known them even longer. I see them on a regular basis. In some ways, this was spending time with them just like any other time but it was different. He’s had his head mapped and if the schedule remains as planned, he’ll start the process to shrink the tumor this week. If you’ve been through cancer with a family member or someone close, you know the first rule of schedules is that the schedule changes all the time, depending on how your body responds.
And so, this afternoon, the quilt makers met at a parking lot within walking distance, snapped a few photos, wrapped the quilt and then made the short walk to their house. One of our friends explained the idea is that we want him to not just figuratively but also literally covered in prayer. When the room is cold, he’ll be covered. When his wife is by his side and just needs a nap because it’s been a long day, she’ll be covered.
I’m so blessed to call him and his wife friends. I’m so blessed to call my fellow quilt makers friends.