Friday, October 2, 2009
An Inspiring LiveSTRONG Day
J. a young boy took his square and some bright color Sharpies with him to treatment . About two hours later, looking very tired he handed me his clipboard- he had drawn balloons and smiley faces .
An older woman in a wheelchair came by and asked for the brightest colored square and Sharpies. She started to draw flowers on her square and told me she was a 25 year cancer survivor. When she handed us back her clipboard she had filled the square with flowers and thanked God for a wonderful life.
A teen wrote - and I will paraphase- If all my troubles would go away ... how could life teach me anything!
A toddler who was 2 years old and her mom came by after the toddler's treatment. Her mom sat down and she jumped up on her lap . She took some markers colored in a heart her mom had drawn for her and then made big blue and red circles. She was smiling the entire time.
When I left at noon today we had over 60 squares. I can't wait to see the finished quilt.
What does survivorship mean to you?
My square says it all!