The Quilt
By Julie A. Nelson 
A project, at last, to show the world that yes, we had a daughter I and yes, we loved her so much.
That even though she never had need for this quilt to keep her warm, we needed this quilt
To tell her name for all to see;
To remind others of the date, one
we’ll never forget;
To use the pink colors of little girls
after blue, blue, blue;
To spend the hours planning and stitching,
remembering yet almost wanting to forget,
To talk with friends and family about the
progress, the goal, the deadline, the completion.

When the world sees these quilts, will they see merely fabric fashioned together by loving hands-
Or will they somehow see the pain, the tears, the broken hearts and dreams tied into each one?