She's young. Just 33. Beautiful, healthy and fit. With a sweet husband and two precious preschool-aged children who think she hung the moon. Happy and hopeful.
And then her world crashed. Fast and hard.
Seven weeks ago, the day after Sara Paige's birth, my dear friend was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. No family history.
In less than two months, she's endured three chemo treatments and its hateful symptoms. In the next few months, she will have more chemo, a double mastectomy and possibly radiation.
It still surprises me how quickly life can be rocked to its core..
I wish I could take an eraser and make it all go away. I want to squeeze her tightly and not let go until this nightmare is over and she's in remission. But I can't. It might become a little intrusive, you know? :) All I can do is walk beside her.
And when I'm not there, I hope she'll wrap herself up in this quilt and feel a sense of comfort knowing how much her family and friends love her.
I wanted this quilt to feel fresh and cheery. Like I said before, this is a great beginner's project if you want to try your hand at quilting!
Thanks to the 2009 Coin Quilt piece-along !