Ahem... Wow. I didn't realize I'd been so neglectful of this space for so darned long. Oops!
Well then, let's get started!
Back in September, Miss C. was assigned a Kindness Project, wherein each student explored the topic of kindness and then gave a short presentation on what they learned at the beginning of December.
The children were given a lot of freedom in the project. Some chose to interview a firefighter, others did a puppet show, and others volunteered their time at an animal shelter. Miss C. decided to make a baby quilt to donate to a mother in need. We have a wonderful maternity home for women experiencing crisis pregnancies in the local area. After a quick phone call and teacher approval on the idea, she got started.
And then, when all was said and done – and she'd presented the finish quilt to her class – we drove up to the Mother Teresa Maternity Home and she personally delivered it to the beautiful baby girl and her sweet mama. She just radiated joy and tenderness when she was allowed to hold that sweet little newborn baby.
I'm amazed by how much of her personal time she devoted to this gift for a baby and mother that she'd never met. Delivering the gift in person really cemented the concept of kindness, and why it's so important to give of ourselves to those in need.
I wish I had a bigger picture of the finished quilt! Hopefully this little glimpse of it shows just how bright, cheerful and beautiful it came out.