My grandmotherís legacy to me was a crazy quilt, each piece sewn carefully in place by hand.
With just a quick glance you might mistakenly think that complete chaos was her theme of choice.
Looking deeper than your eyes normally see, your heart gradually will begin to understand.
Various colors, textures and shapes of fabric give the quilt a unique one of a kind voice.
Bright yellow glowing like the radiance of the sun, soft green whispers of cool grass on a hot summer day.
Shades of blue evoke varied memories, the blue of the dragonfly, the sky or the color of the sea.
Memories keep pouring forth some are good while others are not, yet both still need to have their say.
Each piece of fabric is different but contains a story of itís own, combined they create a lasting legacy.
Wrapping the quilt tightly around me I embrace itís warmth, knowing in my soul itís meaning goes deeper still.
I picture the bent and crooked hands, that devotedly sewed each stitch with painstaking skill and care.
Grandmotherís mind was set on living life the way God intended, sharing his word and following his will.
She wisely used the gifts and talents God had blessed her with, which were the ability to love, give and to share.
Many times I heard her say no detail was to small to consider, it matters to God so hold that closely in your heart.
Now that sentiment echoís soundly in the gift I clutch in my hand, I see the attention given to each detail.
Even the thread has an important role in holding it all together, without this aspect everything would fall apart.
Likewise in my life God is the thread that holds it all in place, I know that with him by side I will never fail.
I thank the Lord for the blessings he gives, one of them being a grandmother who taught me what she knew.
His word teaches us all we need to know and more, and sharing it with others is a gift we must use.
Joyfully I praise God who planted a seed within my heart, which he tends faithfully as it continues to grow.
While I live each day of my life, I will do my best to continue the legacy of spreading the good news.
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