Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Random Act of Kindness

Early last spring Val from Life’s Little Garden felt compelled to do a few Random Acts of Kindness for people in or associated with blogland.   What a sweet idea!  She asked for nominations of who we thought would be blessed by a RAK.

I nominated my sister who, after ten years had just had a recurrence of breast cancer.    I wrote last winter: “I would like to nominate my sister. My sister, Pam, had breast cancer in 2000 and has been in remission since until last week. Her cancer is back. We aren't sure to what extent yet.”   Val asked her daughters pick the winners and her daughter Maranda picked my nomination!  Side note:  Pam’s surgery as well as her radiation treatments went well and all is good now.

Val wrote this tender note to my sister Pam and enclosed it with the gift:

“My plans were to give you a quilt that my Granny made but about a month after I posted this, my Granny passed away. My heart was so sad and I didn't know what I was going to give you and the other 2 winners. I just knew that the Lord wanted me to give you a quilt. My granny was 96 and still made 3 quilts a week. She was such a blessing to me. Once she was gone I put the "Random Act of Kindness" on the back burner and started working on another gift for you all. But in my heart I just knew I was suppose to give you a quilt”.

“My Dad (76 years old) had started quilting right before Granny passed away. He could not make a quilt for months after she left us. He was so sad and missed his Mom. Then out of the blue he brought several quilts over and asked me to sell them for him. I was so happy to see him quilting again. And then it hit me.......I AM suppose to give you a quilt!! The Lord sent my dad to me. Daddy's quilts are not perfect, just like Granny's weren't. But they are wonderful, cuddly, usable quilts made with love. I want you to use this quilt and know that you are receiving a special hug from the Lord when you snuggle under it. Please consider this a gift from me to honor you in all that you do . I admire you more than words can say. Enjoy your quilt.”

It looks to me like Pam’s enjoying her quilt, wouldn’t you say?


Thank you Val!  You’re amazing!


  1. oh what a wonderful story...she does look happy with that quilt...nothing like a quilt to make you feel warm inside and out...especially when it is made with such love...

  2. Thank you so much for posting this so I can put a face to the name. I loved seeing this picture. I am so glad that Pam is doing good now and I will continue to pray for her. Thank you for nominating her and being a part of this. And Guess what??? It blessed me the mostest!!!!

  3. What a wonderful treat!! Thanks Val for your beautiful part in this wonderful story. :)

    Pam - great picture, cozy quilt, you are looking good!

  4. Beautiful story Lori! I am happy your sister is doing well. I've heard about Granny and her quilts so it's nice to hear more of the story and how her legacy continues.

  5. Beautiful story! Especially that Pam is doing well!

  6. I love Val over at Life's Little Garden....she is the best. I am so glad your sister received the quilt. Blessings to you and to her! May she enjoy many cozy and restful days with her quilt.