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I recently found this pattern for a knit wash cloth.

I am going to make the wash cloth into a lap robe pattern for the veterans. I know that the blind veterans will be able to feel the indentations of the hands.

Here is another pattern to use for breast cancer awareness.

I’ll never forget the patient I took care of in room 12 bed 1 in the high risk rooms of Labor and Delivery. She was about 21 weeks pregnant with PROM. We spent many hours talking and sharing ideas. She gave me a gift of inspiration I will always cherish in the form of a paper. This woman lost her life trying to keep her baby. The following is the greatest gift I ever received from her or any other patient I ever took care of.


Compliment three people every day.

Watch a sunrise at least twice a year.

Be the first to say,”Hello.”

Live beneath your means.

Treat everyone like you want to be treated.

Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen!

Forget the Joneses.

Never deprive someone of hope. It may be all the person has.

Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage.

Be tough-minded, but tenderhearted.

Be kinder than necessary.

Don’t forget: A person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

Keep your promises.

Learn to show cheerfulness, even when you don’t feel like it.

Remember that overnight success usually takes about 15 years.

Leave everything better than when you found it.

Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do.

When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten everyone’s day.

Don’t rain on other people’s parades.

Never waste an opportunity to say “I Love You” to someone.

There are moments in life that define who we are. The incidents and occurrences that will either make us or break us. Learn to make the best out of your life. Live each moment as if it were your last. I am so glad I met….. the patient in room 12 bed 1. My life changed forever.

Next month my son will be graduating from preschool. It will be an opportunity for me to take plenty of pictures of him and his classmates. I know that I will be a basket case. I had a little preview of it yesterday when I was room mother. It was circle time and the children were singing their usual songs. One song in particular brought tears to my eyes. It was a song about Good bye I hope to see you soon….. I lost it. I thought to myself my son will miss this preschool so much. I will miss the school and the loving students and teachers I have known since October 2008. I am so glad that I had my camera in my car. I had to run out and get it when the children were dancing to the Beauty and the Beast song. I am glad I caught the moment on film. The preschooler my son was dancing with has the most beautiful smile. My son and his dance partner were a perfect match. I will have to get double copies made so that I can give one to her parents. In life there are many Kodak moments. Some are captured on film. Others remain a memory in our minds. Life is one big Kodak moment. Live it. Enjoy it. Life is but a single moment.

I have been thinking about what I could make next to send my friend who has the parties for the Veterans. I thought I’d learn how to make some slippers to warm their feet. I remember working as a Labor and Delivery nurse every patient wanted the imfamous hospital slippers that stretched and had the no skid bottoms. I once saw someone wearing hospital slippers in a grocery store. Slippers provide a sick individual the gift of comfort and warmth.

I received a thank you card in the mail today. It was from my friend who I sent the lap robes and shawls to. She enclosed an article in the card about the days events. My friend has been throwing parties for Veterans for the past 33 years. One of the recipients of the lap robe blankets  was a 25 year soldier who fought in Iraq. This young man is going blind because of shrapnel that flew into his eye. He will be another young man that I will be adding to my prayer list. I guess there were many blind Veterans at the party. I am glad that two of the lap robes had raised hearts in them so that they could feel them with their fingers. Now the quest is on for more patterns that the blind Veterans can feel.

This was the pattern that I used for  two of the blankets I made.

Here are a few patterns that I want to try out.

It’s amazing how one little blog entry written in September 2008 could change a whole family’s life……..The following is the blog entry I did and the reponse I got from it when I sent it out for Easter.

I Hear Your Prayers

Posted by: deliveryqueen on: September 22, 2008

In the middle of the night, I hear your prayers. I am listening to you my child. Do not be afraid. I will comfort you. You must be strong. I cannot stress this enough. Persevere and listen to me. I will quiet the storms in your life. I will bring new light to your darkened days. You must come to me first. Don’t try to solve this situation by yourself. I know you better than you know yourself. You need to slow down and step back. You will be a victor over this matter. All in my time not yours. Have I not showed you how much I love and care for you? I hear you and I have not forgotten you. Sleep my little one. Now is the time to rest in my arms……..

THANK YOU FOR SENDING THIS… it is our first Easter without Andy, my dear hubby who died just 6 months ago… it has been a day of remembering the Resurrection power that is possible to bust open EVERY tomb… in just one spoken word of Jesus…as His was all those years ago when His Father called Him forth into Victory!!  Yet we also know we must pray as Jesus did, “not our will, but Thine be done, Father”!  It is hard for my 5 precious kids, ages 6 – 17, to accept that their Daddy is gone… and on this day… of hope and resurrection, God still has not chosen to answer their cries of “please send him back to us!” The future is so hard to see with things this way… it is such a time of letting go and trusting that Father God knows best and that HE has a plan and HE IS GOOD… all the timel!!  THIS SO PERFECTLY COULD BE GOD SPEAKING TO EACH OF THE SIX OF US!!!  AMAZING… GOD’S PERFECTION IN EVEN A SIMPLE God-timed email!!!  THANK YOU!!!!!! Anne, for sharing this with us!!!  I AM SO AMAZED…. OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD!!!!

Blessed Resurrection Day to you!!

Easter gives all of us the promise of a new life. No matter what we have done in the past. The present and future holds new promises for all of us. Easter is a time for rebirth. Rejoicing and celebrating the Risen Christ. May God bless you each and every day with the promises of a new life. Celebrate each day as if it were your last. Live in the moment. Forgive those who need forgiveness. Give love to those who need love. Most of all trust in the Lord above who watches over you each and every day. Have a blessed day.

I had just bought a wedding card at a local Walgreen’s. I received my change and walked out of the store. As I was walking to my car, I realized the cashier gave me back an extra $1.00 bill. I went back into the store and handed the cashier back the $1.oo bill. I told her I didn’t want her drawer to be off. I told her that God would bless me. Just as I said that a little old lady said ……God blessed me I can’t drive anymore. I had to walk here. I asked her how old she was. She told me that she was ninety years old. We walked out of the store together. Something came over me and I asked her if she would like a ride home. She said yes. She got in my car and I drove her home just a half block away. During the short drive I found out a few things about her. She told me what she did in her spare time and where she went to church. I asked her if she knew how to crochet. She said that she did years ago until arthritis prevented her from doing it any longer. I told her that I liked to crochet baby hats and blankets. She said her church could always use baby hats because there is only one lady who makes them now. I told her that I could make some for her. She said that she would wash them for me. As I dropped her off at her house, she told me now you know where I live please come by and say hi sometime. She said that she was always outside gardening. Within the next few weeks I plan on stopping by and saying hi to the ninety year old woman. I will bring her many baby hats to wash and donate to the church. It is in giving that we receive. Today I received so much just by saying……Can I give you a ride home? I am blessed.

In the moment when I felt that I was alone……You were there for me.

You were there for me…..When I needed someone to lean on.

When I needed someone to lean on….. I called you

I called you…..You answered me

You answered me in your gentle words

You answered me in your gentle touch

What you did for me was give me hope

Thank you for the life you gave for me

You died so that I may live

I am forgiven

An Ugly Pair of Shoes”

I am wearing a pair of shoes.
They are ugly shoes.
Uncomfortable Shoes.
I hate my shoes.
Each day I wear them, and each day I wish I had another pair.
Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I do not think I can take another step.
Yet, I continue to wear them.
I get funny looks wearing these shoes.
They are looks of sympathy.
I can tell in others eyes that they are glad they are my shoes and not theirs.
They never talk about my shoes.
To learn how awful my shoes are might make them uncomfortable.
To truly understand these shoes you must walk in them.
But, once you put them on, you can never take them off.
I now realize that I am not the other one who wears these shoes.
There are many pairs in the world.
Some women are like me and ache daily as they try and walk in them.
Some have learned how to walk in them so they don’t hurt quite as much.
Some have work the shoes so long that days will go by
before they think of how much they hurt.
No woman deserves to wear these shoes.
Yet, because of the shoes I am a stronger women.
These shoes have given me the strength to face anything.
They have made me who I am.
I will forever walk in the shoes of a woman who has lost a child.

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April 2009

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