Our precious boys...

Our precious boys...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

PRAYER SHAWL

Nick and I received a prayer shawl from my mom that she hand crocheted herself as a gift for us. She makes these in a “Prayer Shawl Ministry” group where she lives. This group makes these shawls to bring physical warmth and spiritual comfort. They are intended to be a reminder of God’s ever present love. It is a gift for every time and every occasion – joyful or sorrowful, for easy season and circumstance of life – chosen or unchosen, when you are weeping or when you are celebrating.

We love this quilt and have had it on our bed since the day we received it.

Here is the note she included:

Dear Amy & Nick,

This prayer shawl is made especially for the both of you with lots of love and lots of prayers. Some day you will look back on this time in your life and know some of the answers about a baby coming to share your life and your home. Hopefully and prayerfully this will happen soon for you.

The main color I have chosen is a soft white. White symbolizes peace, spirit, innocence, purity, gentleness, protection, and perfection. A baby is an innocent little person and so perfect to parents, grandparents, and all it’s family. I know you can look at all of the words above and somehow it seems to fit that tiny little person.

I chose to use a single stand of color in each group of fringe, three in number to represent the Trinity. I didn’t look at the meaning of the colors until I finished the shawl – fringe included – and it seems that each symbolic word shows what a parent needs to have for their parenting skills and what a child needs to grow. But most of all, and I know you will, teach your child/children about God. The other most important thing you can do for them is to love each other, which I know you already do.

Pink – compassion, sensitivity, generosity, strength, nurturing
Yellow – wisdom, learning, optimism, intuition, well-being, friendliness
Green – healing, prosperity, clarity, sympathy, hope, confidence, growth, life
Blue – healing, meditation, tranquility, honesty, loyalty, communication, judgment, sincerity, wisdom, and self-esteem

I love you guys will all my heart,
Mom

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