The Thoughtfulness Of My Second Mother Had Me In Tears!Angela Banker
Do you have a friend that you don‚Äôt see for a long time and you pick up like you were never apart?¬† I have one of those.¬† Shanna, my best friend since the age of two, is that person.¬† We live states apart and currently only see each other once a year.¬† Our lives may have drifted apart in other directions, but our hearts, our friendship has always been strong.
The exact same goes for Shanna‚Äôs family.¬† I have adored them since my toddler years.¬† In fact, I always referred to them as my second parents.¬† They were going to be our guardians if anything ever happened to my parents.¬† It was a good thing we all got along so well.
When Shanna comes up for a visit to her parents, I never miss the opportunity to come down to visit.¬† Beth, my second mom, was excited to see me.¬† Her enthusiasm warmed my heart.¬† She directed me into her bedroom to show me something.¬† Beth does some amazing quilts, so it was to no surprise that I saw one in progress.¬† She began to explain that her quilting guild was given an assignment.¬† This assignment was for breast cancer and they needed to utilize the color pink in the design.¬† She knew right away who she was dedicating the piece to.¬† She handed me a piece of paper with what her label was going to say.¬† There I was, with a piece of paper in hand and tears in my eyes.
To Four Brave Women:
Myrna ‚Äď Mother
Linda ‚Äď Daughter
Erica ‚Äď Granddaughter
Angela ‚Äď Granddaughter.
The quilt Beth is making is amazing, as they always are.¬† She has designed it to use only one fabric.¬† The quilt is still a work in progress and I cannot wait to see how it turns out.
A work in progress. ¬†That‚Äôs what we all are; at least I know I am.¬† I am forever growing and changing.¬† I can change my views and my opinions based on my experiences.¬† I can change my attitude for the better.¬† I can grow in my faith as God continues to show his presence in my life.¬† Just as Beth‚Äôs quilt is currently a work in progress where she can change the shape of her design or move the colors to a different corner, so is my life.¬† At some point in time, that quilt will be finished and perfect; I never will be.¬† I am a work in progress!
To my ‚ÄúSecond Family‚ÄĚ: You mean the world to me.¬† Thank you for always being by my side no matter the distance.¬† You have shown me love, provided your support, and continue to wish nothing but the best for our family as we face cancer.
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