Thank You, Auntie Stephanie!

Gabrielle received the prayer shawl pictured below from Stephanie Thompson who is the Aunt of my soon-to-be SIL Nancy Holdsworth. She worked on this shawl with 6 other women and even her son Jack had a role. Stephanie included the following note with the shawl:

Though you do not know me or any of the fabulous women who have knitted on this prayer shawl and prayed on it and you, please always remember, you are so loved and cherished. My son, Jack, prayed on you and has been with me through the making of this shawl. We have all spoken your name and lifted you up in prayer holding this shawl with tears in our eyes knowing that God has a wonderful life in store for you- He has made you strong and you are covered in so much love. You, Gabrielle, will always be in our lives-once we speak a name and lift it to God aloud, that person is written in out hearts! What a blessing you have been to us all.

Kisses and Hugs to you and your family. I am so blessed that Nancy and Russ allowed me to be part of your life.

Always remember God loves you and so do I.

Auntie Stephanie

Thank you for the amazing love you have shown to our family. When I received your letter I was very moved to know that all of these women and one child had gathered to pray for my daughter. I really couldn’t believe that strangers had cared enough to pray and spend their time creating a shawl for Gabrielle. To some it may seem a nice gesture but for me it was so much more…knowing the prayer’s of the saints sit on a golden altar before the throne of God. For me it was so much more because of what
1 John 5:14,15 says.

“This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.”

Thank you for praying for our sweet little girl. Thank you for making a shawl that will always be treasured not for it’s beauty but because of the loving hands that created it. I pray that one day Gabrielle is able to read the letter and look at the pictures of each of you. I pray she is able to understand the power of prayer and the depth of God’s love for us.

Kelly( Gabrielle’s mom)

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