That quilt reminds me – What Matters Most
When the woman asked if the quilt was for sale, Louise shook her head. “No,” she said. “That quilt reminds me of the things I’d almost forgotten.”
Five days before Christmas, Louise had Ernie take the Fullness of Life quilt down from the wall. She folded it carefully and packed it in a sturdy brown cardboard box. Then she took out a piece of paper with an address on it—a piece of paper that she’d tucked into her purse when she stood in a mobile home what felt like a lifetime ago—and copied the address on the box. Beaming, she carried the box off to the post office.
The box arrived at Tulip’s trailer late Christmas Eve. When the old woman opened the box, she found Louise’s quilt along with a note that read, “Thank you for helping me to remember what matters most.” Although the note was unsigned, Tulip knew who had sent it. She pulled the quilt from the box, ran her fingers across the evenly-measured stitches, and smiled.