moments captured

Christmas surprises – Barron Family

again, what a privilege to be a part of this family’s journey…if you don’t know the full story, you can find it a few posts below…

these precious quilts were pieced together by a few friends of melissa’s, all quilted by aby dolinger, and crossed the ocean twice to get to this day…the quilts were pieced using bill’s shirts along with other materials.  mel gathered those friends that were a part so that they could see the finished product and pray over them…that when each child and melissa were wrapped up in their quilts, they would find comfort, warmth, and security…and so much more…something you can’t really put words to…

a christmas eve surprise for her kids…to be able to sleep under these quilts and wake up cozy on christmas morning…

katie wendt pieced will’s quilt…

amy franklin pieced the girls’ quilts…

megan’s quilt…

lexi’s quilt…

aby dolinger both pieced and quilted melissa’s quilt…

this afternoon was absolutely incredible.  revealing the quilts to these ladies that helped shape them.  praying for each one that would use them…and then wrapping them up.  aby dolinger is currently stationed in germany, so these quilts really did have to cross the ocean twice…what amazing work.  i also wanted you to see the detail, not only in the material, but the quilting itself.  go back and look closely.  will’s quilt had stars, megan’s quilt had leaves and hearts stitched all over it, and lexi’s had leaves and flowers…i just couldn’t get over the detailing…

which got me thinking about how our God also cares about the details in our lives, that He cares that there would be something tangible for mel and her kids to hold on to that belonged to bill…it’s just so amazing to me that it matters to Him…

amy, katie, and aby…thank you for using your gifts freely, for giving generously.  you’ll never know the depths to which these quilts speak…i’m not really sure any of us will…you’ve been a true encouragement to my heart…

melissa, will, megan, and lexi…as you wrap up in these quilts, may they be a constant reminder of the love your dad and husband had for you.  he will always be with you.  i’m so proud of you all…continue to run with perseverance the race marked out for you…always pressing forward.  i’m truly honored to call you friends…and thankful for the gift you’ve given me in capturing these moments…

 

 

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