Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

a shawl for our friend erin

knit full of love and hope, sending her strength and courage as she and her family face another battle (for that is what it is) with cancer 

it's REALLY not fair when a teen has chemo added to her resume
if it feels right for you, please add your thoughts and/or prayers to mine
it really helps
thank you...


  1. I join you, Karen, in sending out good thoughts and wishes for Erin in this most difficult time. Wishing her hope, strength and an abundance of love and support.
    What a beautiful shawl to wrap her in the caring warmth of friends.

  2. Sending love and good thoughts to Erin.

  3. As you so personally know, I'm sure your beautiful shawl will bring much needed comfort & and a smile at a difficult time. If you ever want to have a "surrogate" batch of muffins delivered at a particularly difficult time, just drop me a line. I'm nearby! I'm sending all the positive, healing prayers I have Erin's way.

  4. Thanks, all, for joining in the love and hope brigade. It's a mighty force.

  5. I'm sitting here on my daughter's 18th birthday, holding this beautiful shawl, thinking about her life as it is now - one that was never anticipated, one that must be lived as it has been dealt, for (as Karen says) it is what it is. Feeling the love across the miles.

  6. Yo P, I am swamped in nostalgia. I have spent the morning sorting through and organizing fabric scraps (yes, still working on that project). Remembering sweet little girl dresses, braids and pigtails, curtains that floated in the breeze as we read books, the squeals as all of our eight kids played in the neighborhood together. Walking to the park. Going to the zoo, and picking pumpkins, too. And now, after reading your comment, I am a weepy puddle, missing you so much. My love to all...I'll bet you made Erin a honking decadent chocolate birthday cake.

    "Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. -Kahil Gibran