Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Small acts of kindness

    
      A nurse who is in my quilt guild, has taken the lead in encouraging us to make "lovies". These are blankets that are about 18" square and have flannel (pajama  material) on one side. They are relative easy to make. The purpose for these lovies is to put them in Sheriff's cars so that the officers can hand them out to children who are under stress.

      In addition, a contribution of a small toy would be appreciated. So, I went to the local bargain store and bought a couple bags of soft cuddly creatures. The young man, in his early 20's, commented on these soft toys. I explained their purpose. He replied, "been there". I was stunned. I certainly didn't ask for details, but he had needed protection as a young child. I did ask if he was OK. He replied that he was, but I could tell that it still hurt.

    As I left he said, "It's nice to know that someone cares."

     Later, I wish that I had thought to say, "Many care, we just don't always know how to reach out."

     Needless to say, I came home and made some more lovies.

11 comments:

sims5k said...

This warms my heart! You are so creative and thoughtful! I don't tell you enough how much we appreciate all you do for our family...THANK YOU! I'm sure each child will find comfort in these.
... We love the new bibs!

Lots of love,
Heather

Sandy in Michigan said...

What a beautiful story, and thank you for reminding me that I need to be reaching out myself. Your generosity is inspiring.

Judy said...

What a generous and thoughtful gift these will make. Thanks for sharing your story. Very inspiring.

Alex said...

such a warm story, and your quilts are as beautiful as your hearts and thoughts Sandra =)

debra morris said...

Lovely story Sandra...beautiful quilts

Revelle Taillon said...

What a great idea!

thepinkrachael said...

That is a lovely story, and a great idea! You are right about caring but not really knowing how to help though, I would love to do something like this, but wouldn't know where to begin looking for what to do for who!

Bei Price said...

aw what a wonderful and touching story, and so very kind of you to make a loving gift to give out

Ann said...

That is a touching story. Thanks for sharing. Your lovies are beautiful and look ready to be loved.

Barbara B said...

I LOVE this idea. Thank you so much for sharing it and for doing this work!

Jennifer Edwards said...

What a "lovely" idea! I've enjoyed catching up on your recent creations...beautiful as always!