Sunday, 9 March 2008

Blankey in a Box

When my daughter Kirsten and her family were evacuated from Chad during a rebel attack, they had to leave most of their things behind. They carried out with them two bags for a family of 7. They left behind their clothes, household goods and their car. When I first spoke to Kirsten afterwards she said one of the saddest things left, were the kids' blankets. A friend of ours over the years has made blankets for all the babies born in the church. Each one is chosen to fit the baby and has their name on it. My grandkids have moved many times and given away most of their belongings to follow their parents onto the mission field, but they always had their blankets.
When I called Becky and told her of my conversation with Kirsten, she got to work and yesterday I mailed off a box with all new blankets - updated to fit their more grown up personalities. There's nothing like your blankey when every thing's upside down!

9 comments:

jen said...

Oh my... God bless their little hearts. And God bless Becky.

~jen

KEET said...

YAY!!!

jewlsntexas said...

We have a few of those threadbare items in this house too!
Yay Becky -
Yay Grandma Kate!

Perri said...

That was very sweet of Becky to get those done for the kids. What an awesome friend.

Emily said...

I sortof wish I still had my blankie. You're right. They're awesome for comfort.
Neat-o friend.

Fee said...

What a kind action...... I'm sure they will be a hit!
It's sad what they've gone through. I visited their blog and noticed that they are still so upbeat about the whole experience. God's grace is sufficient.....

randi said...

What a perfect gift! What a blessing they will find when they open their box!

JustJuggling said...

What a thoughtful thing. What would your grown up blanket look like? I think mine would have pictures of books and chocolate and be extra fuzzy.
J

Amanda said...

How sweet -- I'm sure they'll love them.