In the same week, our family was gathering for our annual quilt retreat. I stopped by on my way home and shared Aiden's story with them, while they shared their support and grief, prayers and love. This retreat is always so much more than quilting, but quilting is what started it all. They made a tiny little quilt to drape Aiden's casket, wrapping it in the softness and love only family can share.
My neice April is a talented writer and was able to capture what the quilt retreat means to all of us. If you are a quilter, or a part of a family, this will touch your heart. Visit her post titled "Threads" on her blog at thetworegrets.squarespace.com (The post is dated 4-6-09. You will have to scroll down to get to it.)Her words reflect what I feel and cannot express.
I hope you have someone to quilt with, too.