The Impact of Your Generosity

:hug: I am new to knitting and have found – in a short time how kind and friendly knitters are. My mother is nearing the end of her life and was recently in the oncology unit at a local Michigan hospital. One evening a Nurse Assistant entered the room and presented my dear mom with a beautiful crocheted throw. Attached was a beautiful note tied with a ribbon and it just filled the room with love and comfort – as well as my own tears. Although I struggle a bit as I learn to knit, it made it all the more special to receive the gift as I understand the time and care that went into making this most special gift. Thank you for caring and know that even when you don’t hear the thank you’s from the recipients – the joy is felt and seen by many. Gratitude and hugs – Julie

Hi Julie,

I’m so sorry to hear about your mother, but I am so glad that a kind knitter sent some love and comfort your way. Thank you for sharing your story about the recipient’s side of compassionate knitting. Know that you and your mother are in my thoughts and prayers.

Thank you for letting us know how that our knitted efforts mean so much!

I’m sorry about your mom. :hug:

[FONT=Book Antiqua][SIZE=3][COLOR=#623c1b][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][COLOR=black]Inspired by a recent sermon by my pastor, in which he said, (in essence,) [B][I]“What would you do if you knew God was with you?” [/I][/B]I began a prayer shawl ministry within my little business. The following is an excerpt from the home page at my website explaining this new ministry:[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Book Antiqua][SIZE=3][COLOR=#623c1b]Unencumbered by fear, unburdened of doubt, unrestrained by disbelief, what would I do? This is my answer to that piercing question. My Cup of Tea presents the [B][I]Prayer Shawl Ministry[/I][/B]. It is a comfort and care package designed to support your “person” in time of need. Whatever they may be going through at this time, whether they are experiencing grief, sickness, or extreme stress, we all understand the need to be wrapped in the comfort of God during those times. A handmade shawl symbolizes this comfort, along with a soothing tea and a small prayer book, will complete this package. It is offered at no cost, and I will be praying for your “person” as I handcraft the shawl/lapgan and assemble your package. [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Book Antiqua][SIZE=3][COLOR=#623c1b]I do not engage in this ministry lightly. It will take great trust on my part that God will bring me the financial resources I need in order to purchase the yarn, the prayer book, and pay for the postage to ship the package. It will be as much a faith journey on my end as it is on yours. But it is what I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that I would do - knowing God is with me. If, by chance, I am limited in my financial resources, and you are unable to wait because this is an urgent/crisis situation, I will get as much out to you as I possibly can in that moment. [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Book Antiqua][SIZE=3][COLOR=#623c1b]May God be with you and your loved one in their time of need. God bless you![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial]I hope you don’t mind me using this thread as a way of keeping tally of how many lapgans and shawls I give away. I can’t wait to see the results. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity![/FONT]

MichiganRealtor–check your pm’s.

What a wonderful thank you and although I was not a participant, the kindness and love sent by these knitters can be felt by anyone reading your post. I join Ladybug Lady in expressing my prayers and thoughts for your mother. :hug: