Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Changed my mind

I have been working on quilts for the 100 Quilts for Kids challenge and I had planned to give
a little sneak peek. 

So far, I have received a darling quilt from Ann at and this past Saturday I went over to Sarah's house and sewed with the quilt ministry ladies.  We worked on quilts for the challenge.  The quilts that I am working on will be donated to the Down Syndrome Assoc. of Middle TN. 
 My dream is to give every newborn with DS, in our area, a quilt to feel the love and so the family will know they are not alone.  I have been wanting to do this for years, but wondered how one person could accomplish this alone.  This challenge has helped me see the light.

Now for the
 I changed my mind
I was going down my list of favorite blogs this morning and visited Ann's blog
and saw a touching story about a little boy named
First, let me say Ann did not ask me to post anything on my blog,
in fact, she doesn't even know.
You can read all about Jace
and what his family and friends are doing to raise
As a parent with a special needs child, I know some of what this family is going through.
My son was in and out of the hospital for the first six years of his life. 
I know what is feels like to have a child who can't tell you where it hurts or that something is wrong.
I know the despair that a mother feels when she cannot make her child all better.
I know the financial burden and strain that this puts on a family.
They have set up the site above and there is a place to make a donation.
I like to think in small numbers when I have fundraisers for Stevie.
If ten people donated $10.00 (a yard of fabric) that would give this family
But if those people posted on their blog and they had 10 people to donate
get the picture?

I don't know this family but I do know what they are going through.

One day this week I will share my Kids Quilt but today I thought this was more important.
Say a little prayer for Jace and his family.
There is not doubt that Stevie is here today because of prayer.

Give your child a hug today.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Diane, thanks so much for this generous shout out about Jace~! Totally unexpected and so nice.... Giant ((((Hugs))) for you today~