Saturday, August 18, 2012

My heart aches

Wednesday I found out my college roommate has cancer. Her name is Rebekah, but we call her Becky. She is 34 years old and she is scheduled for surgery on Friday. My heart aches.

I felt so helpless to be there for her because of distance. I did the first thing that popped into my heart. I made a quilt. I ran to the quilt store on Wednesday night and picked up a layer cake. I needed to get this done quickly so I went with a pre-cut. I wish I lived near the Fabric Shack which has a large selection of pre-cuts. There were 3 layer cakes to choose from, so I went with Serenade by Kate Spain. It had a lot of repeats so I did a bit of 'symmetry' in fabric layout with the Quartered Nines pattern. I put it together in 4 hours.

Quilters are the nicest people! I can't say that enough. I went to quilt guild on Thursday evening and mentioned I wanted a quilter to do an emergency weekend quilt job. Veronica called a friend and left a message to see if she could do it and Janorah offered to do it herself. I dropped the quilt off with Janorah last night and she said she would have it done this weekend.

Please pray for my friend.

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops. James 5:13-18


  1. Becky is so lucky to have a friend like you, Karen. I'm sure she will find your quilt very comforting during her stay in the hospital. I'll keep her in my daily prayers.

  2. So sorry to hear about your friend - may she feel comfort from your quilt as she travels through her treatment...

  3. I'm so sorry for Becky and you. The distance makes it difficult, doesn't it? Yet all we can do is pray. And making a quilt is tangible evidence of your concern. Bless you for that. And bless Becky too.

  4. I am so, so sorry about your friend. She will love her quilt and be reminded of your friendship every time she cuddles up with it.