Thursday, January 8, 2009

Six years in the making...

and it is finally DONE. Six years ago my mom and I took a quiltmaking class together and I decided to start a baby quilt since Jason and I were at the very beginning of our journey to start a family. My heart was filled with so much hope and anticipation and I knew that this quilt was just the beginning of a huge change in our lives. Of course, little did I know where our journey to family would take us.

I was very close to finishing the quilt when we received the news that building our family was not going to be easy. Needless to say, we were stunned and heartbroken. So, the almost finished quilt got put away. It was just too painful.

I never forgot about the quilt. There were many times in which I considered finishing it and giving it as a baby gift, thinking someone should get some good use out of it. But, I. just. couldn't. do. it. I knew that quilt was meant for my baby and giving it away just felt wrong. It some ways, seeing that almost finished quilt on the shelf also gave me hope. I knew I would finish it some day. I knew that I would tuck my baby to sleep under that quilt some day. But, until that day arrived, that quilt had to sit unfinished, patiently waiting on the shelf in the basement.

Finally, that some day arrived and it was time. Time to finish the quilt. The quilt that was so long in the making, so full of hope, love, and dreams...that are now wrapped around my son as I write. So, that is actually how I welcomed in the New Year. Finishing that quilt for my son.

9 comments:

Derek and Jennifer said...

So special:):):) I'm glad to see it done and a sweet boy wrapped up in love.

Donna said...

Yeah-ya girl!! I'm so glad you finished it and it came out just perfect!!

Oh - what a tear jerker - 6 long years! Could that quilt be any more special! Any more packed full of hope and a Momma's patient, constant and determined love!

How sweet!!!

Emily said...

Wow- that is impressive! Definetely worth the wait. Happy New Year!

Bobbi said...

Well, now that I have gone through a box of tissues, I will comment. Your last two posts are just so emotionally moving. What a year 2008 was. So much worry and heartache, with such a wonderful ending.........

That quilt is beyond beautiful. I hope one day Eli will understand how special that is.

I think 2009 is going to be a good year!!

Aimee said...

Wow, what an amazing story! That quilt looks WONDERFUL on him!!! It was meant to be!

Courtney said...

WOW..........that is great. Nice job. Courtney

Heidi said...

It is beautiful and your post made me cry!

Becky said...

Wow! The quilt is beautiful, almost as beautiful as the story of it.

K Leclercq said...

You are so talented! I'm so happy that you finished it for beautiful Eli!