Elizabeth has donated many Blankets of Love and this is her story...
I have quilted butterflies on all of the blankets for my son Christopher who was 26 when he died in November 2011. He had a metabolic condition that we always knew might end his life early but he had a lot of get up and go so we had him for 26 1/2 years.
When we went to Canberra to bring him home there were lots of butterflies, one near his room which kept flying around me. Then the next day when Michael and I took his dog for a walk, 3 or 4 were with us again. One was on the windscreen of his car as we drove home (it stayed there for a good few klms)... so I think of him as a butterfly.
He is in each of the quilts that I send to you.
I also found out & read about Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. She visited a Polish concentration camp & found the children's room walls were covered in butterflies. After 25 years EKR decided that these children knew they were going to die so left a message of hope that their souls would be reborn in a different form. This confirms my belief about Christopher being around still in that form with us today.
I added the butterfly to the labels to comfort other grieving families.
I hope you don't mind that I shared Christopher’s story with you.
Making these small quilts gives me a sense of purpose and is such a small thing to do to help other grieving parents.
Here are the latest blankets made with love by Elizabeth...
|Premmie sized Blankets of LoVe|
|Extrememly Premmie Baby sized ones.|
|Gorgeous Labels attached by Elizabeth.|
I really enjoy doing these & knowing that they go to a great cause has helped me with losing Christopher. Hard to explain why this is... but it is.
You can visit a blog Elizabeth publishes on... HERE.