There is an amazing story about a group of wonderful caring women who sewed and sewed tiny little comfort blankets for orphans in China. Working together this giving and talented group of women created 380 blankets. Because of their generosity 380 children will be comforted and be shown that they are loved. Each of these women in doing a small part has contributed to do something big—- to make a powerful difference in many many lives. Never can we underestimate the power and potential we have when we all work together.
Saturday my local newspaper ran an article on the Linus Blankets. The above is something I wish the newspaper article would have said. I also begged for them to take a picture of my nephew whom is stepping out in faith and his comfort zone to deliver the blankets. I begged for them to take a group photo of my nephew, with his grandmother who sewed, my sister-in-law who sewed and my gorgeous nieces who were adopted from China and who would have loved a silky while at their orphanage! I also begged for them to lay all the blankets out to make one large “quilt” so everyone could see the details and loveliness of each blanket.
I first saw the article online, which displayed a color photo. When I finally saw a print copy I realized to my disappointment the photo in the newspaper was black and white. It makes it very difficult to see what is stacked around me. My community will regretfully not see the beautiful colors and unique details of the blankets. So in the end I didn’t even care that they spelled my name wrong.
While the newspaper article was not what I had expected, YOUR GENEROSITY WAS MORE THAN I COULD HAVE EVER HOPED FOR OR EXPECTED! I am extremely sorry that in the chaos of the afternoon with 15 people in my living room I did not get the blankets spread out to take a photo for you! Please believe me that each one was special. You chose cute soft and silky fabrics. Some blankets had ribbons , ruffles or satin binding. Each one displayed beautifully the love it was made with.
Last Thursday after meeting with the newspaper reporter my nephew took the blankets and distributed them to the people traveling in his group. You will be happy to know each and every single blanket was fit into a suitcase and will be traveling to China next week!
My sister-in-law took some pictures. Here is my nephew, Arthur.
Maybe you can see your blanket in this stack.
If the following two pictures are any indication——-the orphans will truly love these blankets!
Here is Grace gently caressing one.
Faith has found one with green “minky.”
Thank you again for making this all possible!