Thursday, 17 April 2008

Flowers for Georgina

Today's post is written with a sad heart. It is one year today since a dear little girl, Georgina, in my 9 year old son's class fell suddenly and inexplicably ill. She was rushed to intensive care & remained there for many months, suffering almost constant seizures & fighting for her life. Georgina is now in palliative care. The past 12 months have been awful for her family, as you can imagine. However, their unwavering Christian faith has sustained them & they have shown incredible strength & resiliance, never giving up hope for a full recovery for Georgie. They are an amazing encouragement to all who know them. When first hearing of Georgie's illness this time last year, many of us went into considerable shock, quickly followed by an urgent sense of wanting to help in any way possible. The way I chose was, of course, to stitch something! I visited Georgie's class & asked each of the children to draw a 'flower for Georgina' on a 5-inch square of homespun. Every girl & boy in that class carefully, thoughtfully & beautifully drew their own special flower for their friend. I stitched the squares together with charm packs of 3 Sisters 'Sanctuary' fabrics.I appliqued a flower block & embroidered a message around it from the class. It was an enormous privilege to be able to spend time talking & drawing with Georgie's class mates and to send this quilt to Georgina for them. I remain deeply affected by Georgina's condition & her family's situation 12 long months after she was first admitted to hospital. And I continue to long & pray for a miracle of healing for her. If you are in the habit of praying, please pray for the recovery of this precious little girl & for strength for her wonderful family. The complete history of Georgina's condition can be found here.

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful and emotion filled gift for such a darling girl. Life is filled with too many tragedies...I pray for her and her family. Miracles do happen.

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  2. What a beautiful quilt for a beautiful little girl. Thank you for the link to her site, I'll keep her and her family in my prayers.

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  3. What a wonderful and thoughtful gesture - the quilt is beautiful and will surely be of great comfort to Georgina and her family. Tina.

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  4. What a wonderful wonderful gesture..........

    hugs

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  5. I will add Georgia and her family to my prayer list. Wow the quilt is beautiful,
    Blessings to you

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  6. What a beautiful gesture for such a tragic year for Georgina's family. My thoughts and prayer are with them too.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful post with us Ros. xx

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  7. What a beautiful Quilt!
    Kind regards

    Sonnja
    Beertje Zonn

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  8. Oh my goodness, what a sad, sad story. What a beautiful thing you have done in making the quilt and including all the children in Georgina's class in it too. I will say a prayer for Georgina 's recovery and for her family.

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  9. What a lovely quilt- we should all give our children a special hug tonight.

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  10. What a wonderful gesture!
    The quilt is lovely and I'm sure it will help Georgina get better. She is in my prayers too.
    God bless your heart.

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  11. What a lovely quilt for a precious little girl. I have just found your blog and read Georgina's story. I have passed it on to my mum who is currently visiting a young boy with leukemia at the same hospital. She was very touched by her story and is going to call on them and see if they need a hand with anything - so thanks for sharing!

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