Years ago I used a clunky old quilting machine to put quilts together; it was certainly not a successful endeavor, as it was before all the nice machines we have today, so it was back-breaking work that I soon gave up. BUT, I did meet some awfully nice people along the way.
One of these was a lady whose son is a pastor of a church that has mission schools and churches in Haiti. When I spoke to her last week, she thought they would be all right because they are a distance away. I am hoping to hear from them this week.
Last year my friend Barb collected spoons for this lady to send in her shipments (yes, whole skids, she sends). Now in her eighties, she stays busy making quilts of any type of fabric and collecting clothes to send. The spoons? She asked for those because she says the children take the spoons because they have none at home.
She tells of desperate need, they have nothing, she says. And this was before the earthquake.
Not many of us can help in such a personal way, but it is the spirit in which the gift is given and people are being so kind to offer what they can. My favorite quote from this wonderful lady is "Peggy, nothing lasts except what you do for the Lord."
We won't tell Mrs. H. that we talked about her gifts this morning, she would be very embarrased. I hope you enjoyed hearing about her, and I hope your Monday is happy.