I am in the midst of making three quilts. I just finished one this past weekend, am halfway done with the second one and just received the fabric in the mail today for the third one.
The first one is going to my dear friend Elisa. She is the Nursery Coordinator at our church. If it wasn’t for her, we would have stopped going to church all together until Brody was old enough to understand that we would come back for him. It was so hard to drop him off in the nursery those first
few weeks several months (and I mean several). Elisa was so comforting and caring. She would email and check in with us if we missed a week. She would always peek in on Brody to see how he was doing and come out to where we were volunteering and give us a thumbs up, sideways thumb, or thumbs down depending on how Brody was doing. It was so reassuring to know that someone was keeping tabs on him (it meant I didn’t have to worry). She was so invaluable! She was (and still is) amazing!
Brody no longer is in the nursery hallway at our church, so we don’t see Elisa as much. He’s now graduated to the preschool hallway and is starting to do better with drop offs at church. When he first transitioned to the 2-year-old class, Elisa would email and see how he was doing. When I mentioned that they weren’t as comforting as the nursery volunteers, she took it upon herself to start walking down the preschool hallway and peek in on Brody to give me updates on him. How in the world does God orchestrate such a thing (something I so needed in that moment).
Elisa has recently given birth to a son of her own. As soon as I found out she was pregnant, I knew I wanted to make a quilt for her (a tummy time quilt for her little guy). Thanks Elisa for all you do!