She is gone. My Pastry Chef has flew from the nest to finish the last leg of current journey before transitioning to the next. Since she could not take me personally along, we finished her quilt that is filled with family memories -mission trips, family trips, family reunions, college and high school. Hopefully this quilt will bring her many fond memories and remind her of a rich and wonderful legacy that she is a part of.
A quilt is a lot like our lives. It is made of scraps of fabric from diverse places and things. Each scrap piece, some very small and some larger than others, are used to tell a story. Our families are made up of diverse people. No two are just alike. And each one of us come with something to add to the lives of others -good, bad or indifferent, it all makes an imprint somewhere in our lives and memories. Though we may try to live vacuumed lives, in a family this is impossible. We are created a very peculiar and dynamic people and what affects one affects the whole. As a Christian, I believe that God never wastes a hurt, a smile, a letdown or a triumph. He uses it all for His Glory! What a beautiful quilt He can make out of our families and out of the millions of families, no two are exactly the same. Our God is an awesome God.