Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Paper Love

My radical, most awesome, supportive friend developed a plan of action early on. I put a bug in her ear about a neat idea that came to me late one night or maybe it was early one morning. Who knows? I'm still lacking in the sleep department.

She happily took on the project and I'm so thankful she did. It turned out to be so neat and is a fantastic reminder of our journey and the wonderful friends and family that support us.

A paper quilt, or rather three were the end result. Once home from the hospital, Patrick started receiving cards and envelopes in the mail containing small paper quilt squares and rectangles with words of encouragement, bible verses, pictures and inspirational quotes.

Weeks before my friend had cut all the quadrilaterals out and dispersed them. She collected them back up and deposited them in the mailbox methodically so Patrick would get at least one every day.

Here are some of our favorites...

Obstacles are great incentives. ~Jules Michelet

Once you choose hope, anything's possible!

The best thing about future is that it comes only one day at a time. ~Abraham Lincoln

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've brought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me! ~Dr. Seuss

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ~Chinese Proverb


  1. It's so beautiful! And somehow I think I know that friend of yours... :-)

  2. Beautiful! I recently found your blog and cant stop reading. Have a great weekend! =)


  3. I don't know how I missed this blogpost! Thank you so much for showing these to me tonight. They are even MORE beautiful than the photos. Sarah - you did a great job!! Also...so happy one of my quotes made the 'favorites' list!