Warm Sentiments of the Shawl

Warmth.  When someone is so genuine and kind, sometimes it brings me to tears.  

I had that experience tonight.  A colleague that I have known for a few years, one who ALWAYS lends a kind word or a beaming smile, stopped by my office.  She asked for my permission to give me a gift for Kelsey through her church ministry.  She described the ministry, and I was touched.  The sentiment was genuine and kind.  

The next day, she delivered two prayer shawls.  I did not even have time to process the gesture when she dropped the bag off to me, nor did I look closely at the contents.  As I left for the day, I smiled as I read the tags, full of joy.     

However, when I came home and shared the shawl with Kelsey, together we put them on and both burst into tears.  We were truly overcome with a presence and a connection that words cannot explain.  The adult size is a purple hue that matches our foundation’s logo exactly.  I actually had chills when I gently removed it from the bag.  The tiny-version is a lighter shade for Kelsey.  They are simply beautiful.

Kelsey said that she had never felt so warm and just did “not know what to say over a gift like this.”  Nor do I Kelsey…

These intricate shawls feel like a blessing and a warm hug when you surround your shoulders with them.  Hopefully, Kels is watched a little more closely now with this draped in her room.  She wants to wear hers every night and pray that her needles go away.

I will do the same.  

To the ministry and the thoughtfulness of a wonderful woman, words enough do not say thank you.  However, I will say them anyway, thank you!

2 thoughts on “Warm Sentiments of the Shawl”

  1. Prayer shawls are anointed in prayer washing His love all over you. Praying for healing, strength and His peace for all the family.

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