May 31, 2013
My friend had the top and backing done, but hadn't gotten round to quilting and binding it during the four short months of her son's life. So I took it off her hands because she had more important things to deal with in this terrible time. I quilted it simply and quickly, but with great care, because I wanted her to have it back in time. She thanked me but I felt like it was me who was grateful. Grateful for being able to do something for her and Henry.
It is not the natural way of things, to bury your child. No matter what age. But at four months old, Henry left much too soon. I cried for him, his family and their grief. Please say a prayer for them and keep them in your thoughts. And hug your children tight tonight.