Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The Gowns are on Their Way
I'm so thankful to be done with this project, not because it was a burden, but because I couldn't stop thinking about the two little girls who will be wearing them shortly. I don' t know their names or anything about them, but I do know that they will belong to parents who are confused and aching for answers. Why is their lovely daughter sick? Will she get better? Is God really in control of everything? Why is this happening to them? I have been praying for those families. God's peace really transcends my understanding. I simply know that in the darkest hours of my life, I have cried out for peace and He has granted it to me. My problems have not vanished, the pain has not disappeared, but a strange and wonderful peace is in my heart. I have been praying for the mommies of these little girls to experience that same release of fear. The hope of Jesus Christ is indescribable. He has allowed us to draw near to our heavenly Father. I pray that the families who will shortly be sitting in the hospital will be given that gift of hope through Christ. I can't imagine any other way of working through the toughest of life's adversitites.
I only found one pattern online specifically for a toddler hospital gown and I didn't care for it, so I adapted my gowns from a pajama pattern. They turned out better than I hoped for and I pray that a family feels a little glimmer of God's love when they are given a gown that someone has made for them. I know there are many mommies who are trying to participate in this call for help. If you desire to help and want a copy of my pattern, just leave me a note. I'll be happy to help.