Friday, August 23, 2013
By Paisley Kirkpatrick I love to give gifts and I always tell the person I am giving to that there are no strings attached and that I don't want anything in return. To me, giving is a beautiful part of life and I love to do it. Giving is also a way of grieving -- at least for me. When we lost our daughter to cancer eleven years ago, a dear friend told me in the olden days women would make quilts to help with grieving. I love to sew so gave it a try. It worked. Since our daughter died, I have made and given away 44 quilts in her honor. I pack them full of love and so far they've been received in the joy that I've given them.