I've spent days trying to formulate this post in my head. It deserved a post a week ago, but the words weren't coming.
It all started with a knock at the door.
It was the UPS delivery guy, bringing a package for Axel, addressed from Dean's cousin Mona out in California. Axel was very excited to get a package with HIS name on it!
Together we opened the box, and I pulled out the letter that was enclosed.
Immediately my tears started flowing. In the box was a prayer quit, and it is beautiful!!!! It is beautiful, with different cowboy patterned fabrics. It is perfect for Axel! All made by Mona and her friends in the quilt group at her church. Mona asked that they make a quit for Axel, so that we would have a visual way to see all the prayers that are being said for Axel and the rest of us. Each knot in the quilt represents a prayer said, and as I touched each and every knot, I felt the love that came with each one of them.
But Mona could not know what God does. How PERFECT this quilt is for Axel. You see, Axel loves little "things", like yarn, to roll between his fingers. It's how he comforts himself when he is stressed, and it's how he puts himself to sleep at night. Now, as he goes to sleep, he finds the tail of a knot and rolls it between his fingers. It's like he's rolling all those prayers between his fingers, feeling each and every one of them.
And I have no doubt that's exactly what he's doing.
Thank you to Mona, and the Prayer Quilt Ministry at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in San Diego, CA, for covering Axel and the rest of our family in prayer.
Edited to add: Mona resPonded tonight, and thought I might like to know a little more about how the prayer quilt came to be. "...T