Wedding Quilt

This is a picture of my daughter and her husband on the morning after their wedding, with the quilt that I had made for them to honor the occasion.

Making the quilt was such a pleasure, as I worked on it I was able to spend time thinking about how much I love the kids, and praying for their upcoming wedding and future life together. By the time I had finished the quilt, having spent so much time and effort on it, in some ways it was like giving a piece of myself to them.

In much the same way as making this quilting, sharing stories about our lives gives us an opportunity to share a piece of ourself with those we love. I am looking forward to one day having some stories organized in such a manner that I can give a gift to my children and grandchildren.

This is one of the reasons that I write.

What reasons do you have for writing?

5 comments:

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Love what you said about writing being like a quilt!

I write because I have to. It's like an addiction that can't be satisfied!

Writing helps me to escape from the daily stresses especially the unrelenting pain of having a chronic illness. It's therapy...great therapy!

And I pray that my stories will minister to others for enjoyment, encouragement and blessing.

Terri Tiffany said...

As a quilt lover, I have to say your quilt is beautiful and they are so lucky that you did that for them!!
Like Donna, I write because I have to and I want to share with others.

Angie Ledbetter said...

That quilt (lovely!) is one of the best wedding gifts I've ever seen.

I guess my writing is like a big patchwork affair, with scraps of different sorts all sewn together to form a body of work. :)

(Hope you got your little winner's gift bag I mailed!)

Ang said...

As a young child I remember sitting out on the sun porch with my grannyma and her sister quilting. They would patiently teach me and my sister to stitch each stitch with love. I never pursued that craft. Rather I followed in my mother's footsteps (my mom wrote poetry).

When I married at the young age of 18, my grandmother gave us one of her quilts and my husband's grandmother gave us one of her quilts. It was a tradition within our families.

I write because it is in my blood. I write because I am passionate about it. I write to leave a legacy of me and my family.

Linda said...

Donna - great reasons for writing!
Terri - thank you! I really enjoyed working on this quilt.
Angie - I like your comment about writing being different scraps sewn together. From little pieces come a beautiful finished product. P.S. thanks for the package that arrived today! What fun....and YUM!
Ang - what a treasure to have those heirloom quilts. Writing truly can become a legacy as well, can't it?