September 12, 2008


The question has been asked, and it is very poignant this week. "What do you want your legacy to be?" For me it is simple, I want to live in relationship with those around me, and online, in a way that is meaningful and full of love. I would like to be in deep with people, trusted, and able to trust. Considering where our family has been this year - trust, is a hurdle right now :) Any way, everything else flows together if my relationships are good.
Working on this quilt took on new meaning this week. I learned that a young lady, Jessie, who has been fighting a rare cancer, passed away. We know her family a bit (long story), and I cannot imagine the mix of emotion that they are dealing with. I do know that they are very proud, Jessie has been a pillar of God's strength and has left an amazing legacy in her short 16 years. If you have a few minutes watch the video here - you won't regret the few moments :) My prayers are for her family - as they grieve and consider the future without Jessie.

And so as I have worked on this quilt, I have prayed for the child/young person, that will receive it. And the family that surrounds them. I hope that the love and prayers put into the quilt are felt :)

Have a good weekend - I plan to be quilting!

If you haven't been to my sidetracked post yet - go! There's a little giveaway there :) It's not life changing - but I want share.


Jamie said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it. I'm sorry to hear about that young lady who passed away. Have a great weekend quilting!

Feel free to drop by anytime!

briy said...

Hi there! :)

I certainly didn't mean that you couldn't join the mini-team if you had more than 20 pounds to lose. :) I think that commiserating about being denied cake and not wanting to do cardio are the kind of things we can support each other on no matter where we are in our journey. So, if you'd like to join, just let me know. :)

Otherwise, thanks for stopping my blog. :) I'm currently reading The Purpose Driven Life, and your description of the legacy you want to leave is just like his suggestion. Sounds lovely. :)

Take care!

Anna said...

Wow...tears are just streaming down my face right now after watching that video about Jessie. She had such a calm sweet spirit about her. Thank you for sharing that, Amy. It is such a good reminder...what legacy will I leave behind. It also encourages me that I am doing the right thing right far as doing daycare so I can stay home with my kids. Sometimes it gets so hard doing daycare...but, the option of going back to work full-time is just not an option. If I were on my death bed, I would forever regret not being able to be home with my kids and seeing them grow up every single day!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

You give me something to think about as I try to go back to sleep. Just what do I want my legacy to be?


tipper said...

The quilt is beautiful and so are you!!!

Jessica said...

That quilt is beautiful!!!!

melissa s. said...

the quilt is beautiful in every way. i'm sure it'll bring great happiness to its recipient. a very noble legacy wish you have, too. gives me something to think about myself...