A Patchwork of Love

It has been a rather quiet week at the Miller house. Ian's been in CA for a demo and meeting with the board of directors for his company and Maya and I have been waiting patiently for him to return.

I decided while I had a few days to myself to finally quit procrastinating (I did win the best procrastinators award for my class at Elon ~ I think that means I'm the one that pulled it off the best...) and get started on my plea for help with our daughter's Bai Jai Bei. I can't tell you why in the world I didn't get the letters out months ago, guess the procrastination thing is real.

Now that I've gotten many letters out (still tracking down addresses for a few folks) I'm really excited. I think this is such an amazing way for "baby M_____" ~ if you want to know about her name, read this ~ to see how many folks have been thinking about her and praying for her before she arrives. Actually, if you think about it, before we ever see her face she will have been loved so much by us and so many other people. Ian and I are so excited that we will have her quilt and memory book to share with her.

Oh, if you are like me, you'd love to help out, but feel like your creative abilities are failing you for this project. I always function better when I see what someone else has done (I have a tremendous jealousy of my sister's artistic ability. You have no idea what it is like to love a new box of 64 Crayola crayons but feel like you can't do a thing with them!) You can find some great examples here. Your wish card may be really fancy, or it may be really plain (I think in art that can be called elegant), but what all of them will have in common is a genuine care and concern for our little one. Thank you in advance for helping us out!

If you would like to contribute to our 100 Good Wishes Quilt and haven't received a letter yet, chances are I'm looking for your address; email me (or post a comment ~ the blog emails me all comments) to get the details.


Grandma Miller said...

Thank you for the letter, Kristi and Ian. I am honored and pleased to be asked to share something that is meaningful to me and meant for my granddaughter. I want it to be just right so I am going to take a little time thinking about it. There is so much I want to tell and share with my granddaughter. I thank God for the opportunity to have her in my life.

LaoLao Shultz said...

The 100 wishes quilt will be an heirloom of love. How marvelous that she will someday be able to snuggle with it and understand all of the love poured into it before anyone even knew her....that she was anticipated with love and wonder. Picking the 8" sqaure of material is the hardest part. A loved dress from your past, Kristi (or do I want to keep the dress for our little Chiina "doll") to wear herself someday? Do I buy something new or use a piece from some craft that I did in the past?

Referral, please hurry! This Grandma is ready to travel to China and meet her precious FIRST