One of my friends was hit by an unexpected loss. It’s one of those situations where dozens of people say “I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll be praying for your family, and bring you a casserole dinner”. I’m not very good with either one of those, but I wanted to let her know that I cared and loved her.
The day I found out that she lost baby Clara, I was down in my sewing dungeon working on turning a skirt into a bag just for the fun of it. The kids were playing and I was able to lose myself in the quiet task of sewing, ironing, pinning, and thinking, thinking, thinking about her. When the e-mail came about making frozen dinners, I immediately started going through the short list of dinners that I can make well enough to pass along. Then, smacking my head, I realized: Just Be Amy Jo. I can sew and I can make some damn good cookies. I finished the bag, then filled it with cookies and muffins. I hope when she uses the bag she’ll smile because it was made with love. Out of a skirt.