I just started asking friends/family to contribute to our 100 Good Wishes Quilt. I'm kinda glad that I waited, because what I've inadvertantly done is save the very best for last. Honestly, I was a little worried that people would be too busy, feel overwhelmed by the request or threatened by the creative aspect of it. What a surprise it has been to receive some of the most heartfelt and beautiful wishes from our dear friends & family. Buttercup's future support system.
Today this came in the inter-office mail.
This fabric and wish are from a dear colleague of mine that encouraged me to consider China for a good handful of years before my heart was truly open to adoption. Her daughter, adopted from China back when the time between LID & Travel Arrangements, was weeks vs. months, is a sophomore in high school this year! She is beautiful, creative and very smart. Just like her Mama!
Take a closer look at this beautiful wish:
It reads: "May you always love China,
The beautiful country of your birth"
I'm pretty sure that she hand-painted the delicate cutout on the card. She also told me that the quilt square is real Chinese peasant fabric.
I am so very touched. And thankful to have such special people in my life.