Monday, January 18, 2010

A Donation from a Wonderful Teacher and Her Class

A lovely lady, who I met through blogging, is a teacher in the midwest. She and her class made a batch of quilts and sent them to Katie's Comforters Guild for donation to Seattle Children's Hospital. A HUGE THANK YOU to those precious students and their thoughtful teacher!

Today, David had the day off from school (in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), so he accompanied me to help take photos for D.R.'s class. I made a movie of the photos for them. Here it is.


"People gain so much hope
when they know they are
not experiencing something
alone." - Joyce Rupp

15 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful gesture. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Allegra Smith said...

Isn't wonderful to know that there are people all over our world who care and truly show their empathy by spending time and creativity to give?
I appreciate that more than anything money can buy. And thank you for sharing this, it does the spirit good!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so wonderful...the quilts are beautiful and the gesture from this teacher and her students is priceless!!!!!
Love the video Karen...great idea!

Karla said...

They did a great job! You can see the love in each quilt. They just look ready for the job of providing comfort.

Kay said...

I love the video. It's like a field trip! : ) It really will help them see how their donation will help other kids. I don't see how you go back to the hospital. We've been back to the hosp where Bub was treated, but never that floor. And it always feels odd for us.

Karen said...

Very cool! Like a mini-vacay for us so far away from the wonderful Northwest. I just loved it. And lov ethe way you and that midwest class are joining together to spread love and comfort to others. Magnificent.

Dumb Dawn said...

I'm a new follower.
I lost my son July 07 in a car accident. He was 5.

~Dawn

karen gerstenberger said...

Dear Dawn, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'll be over to check your blog shortly.

Renee said...

It is a pleasure to live in the same world as you.

xoxox

NightSwimmer said...

Wow. I watched this and had the Jackson Brown song playing at the same time. It went together really well. What a beautiful gesture. I especially like the satin edges. Kids love those.

Renee said...

xoxoxo

Dreamer girl said...

Thanks again for making the video for my students. Kindness and compassion always comes full circle.

Mary said...

I loved the photo movie -- what a great way to let the young quilters make that journey with you. Beautiful quilts too!

Jason, as himself said...

This is so heartwarming.

Karen, I'm ready to set up something for my student with a brain tumor that I blogged about a few days back. Would you mind emailing me the details/options?

Thank you.

karen gerstenberger said...

Jason, the email is on on its way.