Saturday, November 1, 2008

Did I get the beautiful coat of many colors?

I feel like Joseph today with his beautiful coat of many colors that made his brothers envious!! Oh my!!! Mom gave me this beautiful blanket last night and said it was from all of you....I typically do not ever single out all the great things everyone does because everyone does so much ( I'm so afraid I'm going to miss someone) but because this blanket represents the prayers of so many, I couldn't resist. It is overwhelming awesome!!!!!! Even those who are not on this blanket, I know through your e-mails, flowers, cards, words, etc. that you are part of this. This blanket represents every single person who reads my blog, says a nice word, prays for my family and right now, prays for my healing.

When I first saw the blanket, my first thought was....probably should have gotten another color because I will use this blanket so much, it will become so dirty!! Secondly, as I begin turning this blanket over and over and saw all the prayers, thoughts, etc.....I felt overwhelmed inside just thinking how many people are pulling, pushing and most importantly praying for me.

For those reading this and maybe do not know what it is.....the blanket is filled with embroidered prayers, well wishes, etc. all around the edges of the you can see in the picture. Apparently this project has been in the works for awhile.

I can't thank all of you enough! I will cherish this blanket long after I'm healed. I will use it everyday and then I will use it to show others how the support of all of you got me through and how they can too!! :-) Even though it is twin size (larger than a throw), I'm so proud of it that I might have to take it to Emory to show it off. Would that be wrong to brag? I can use it to demonstrate God's goodness and how wonderful it is to be part of a special family, friends, church family, co-workers and the list goes on....

Honestly, I'm a little speechless on what to say because everyday I'm blown away by the support of cards, comments, blog comments, encouragement. Not a day goes by that I'm amazed and still leaves me wondering how in the world will I ever repay all of you?
I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart! Until you walk this mile, there is no way to really understand what your support gets me through!

I will wrap myself in the prayers and thoughts of this blanket and pray that God sends his blessings back to each of you!
Love to all,
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Anonymous said...

WOW Leah, that is so special of your Mom to create a Coat of Colors for you and include some special thoughts and prayers of your family and friends! That sounds like something I may do for my Dad while he recovers from his surgery! I hope she does not mind if I copy her idea (smile). You are so loved! Sleep well sweet lady!


Donna said...

When you come to church please bring it so we can see it in person. I love it! I think this was the neatest idea. Thanks for posting the picture of it.
Hoping for you to have a boost of strength and your pain to be gone!

Donna New

Anonymous said...

Still praying for you.

Cheri said...

We are praying for you! I'm so glad you liked the blanket, just a great idea! Love you lots!