Saturday, March 3, 2012
A Quilt of Blessings, One Last Goodbye, and Looking Forward
Since the fire at the bakery last week, I have witnessed one blessing after another. Next month I am going to teach a thread painting class at Sew Nice and to my surprise through word of mouth I received enough donation quilts to fill the trunk of my car for the people left homeless after the fire. I saved one back to deliver to a very special 92 year old lady named Ruth. She always came to visit me in the bakery and a wonderful nursing home took her in after the fire. Ruth was extremely happy to see me and showed me all the things that suddenly appeared in her assisted living apartment. The outpouring of love is just wonderful. She will certainly keep warm because she had already received two other quilts. The quilt above is a lap quilt so it will be perfect for her to use on a chilly evening watching TV.
I just had to stop uptown for one last goodbye to the place that I worked at for so many years. There have been many wonderful memories made in the bakery section of this building. I'm hoping that my boss can reopen the bakery. If he cannot, I'm still a better person because Steve, coworkers, and customers taught me so much. There's much anger and grief because of the fire, but I have seen so many blessings that have happened because of the fire.
So my bakery family is looking forward and not backward. We will see what the future will hold and I would like to thank you all for your prayers and emails :)