I am a sentimental person I will admit, but I can let go of certain things. There are some things that make my heart smile , and I will always keep them. My husband does not understand this sentiment. He believes new is better.
Take for instance this quilt that goes at the foot of our bed each day, and when the weather gets a little chilly it warms better than anything electric.
This quilt has been with me since moving to Fort Worth some 44 years ago, and was probably not new when I received it. As I packed my car to come to Fort Worth, my neighbor Miss Callie came across the street with this beautiful quilt to keep me warm when I needed it. It was not only meant to keep me warm during cold nights, it was meant to keep me warm from cold people, cold circumstances–it was meant to ward off the coldness of the world. This quilt was meant to wrap the love of Della Lane around me. It has done all of this and more.
Over the years it has warmed my daughters and now my grandson. This quilt has warded off all evil spirits. Everyone reaches for this one quilt. It seems to warm you from the inside to the outside. Miss Callie’s quilt warms your heart.
Maybe it’s the love that it was made from. Someone made it with love for Miss Callie, and she lovingly gave it to me.
As the years have come and gone, we’ve had to mend “our” quilt. My husband once, and only once told me that we should buy a new one. But now even he knows that the coldness of life can only be warmed by a quilt made with love. Each time I spread it, or wash it I think of my street on Della Lane, and it warms my heart.
Do you have a keepsake that warms your heart–if so share with us? Remember “thisisyourbestyear”. When you warm your heart it shows.