Back in March 2006, before I started blogging, I finished this quilt. It was made for a dear friends little girl who was turning two. She is now five. I found out late yesterday the shocking news that she has just been diagnosed with leukaemia. She is still having tests done to determine which kind, they think it is ALL, which is the most common childhood cancer.
They live in Sydney, over 3,000 kms away from us. I feel so helpless sitting here, all I can do is call my friend and send her our love and hugs in words. I am just so shocked that such a terrible thing can happen to such a normal, loving family. She is inbetween the ages of Grace and Milly. I have a photo on my fridge of her and her younger brother on Santa's knee taken last year and think why? how?
Nan died of ovarian cancer in the end and it was sad but she had a long and happy 84 years of life. For this to happen to a 5 year old is just so unfair...... I can not stop thinking about her and the heartache her parents are going through. Hug your children tighter, read them an extra bedtime story tonight just because you can.
I don't consider myself a religious person but I'm praying. Praying and sending love. I think I have to make a new quilt for Ruby. A cuddle quilt with a warm polar fleece soft backing. All other WIP's are being pushed aside, time to do some serious sewing.