First: that they would even think of me. Apparently, before they had communicated about the shawl they were both making arrangements and plans to get a shawl for me.
Second: the colors of the shawl have specific meanings, but of course they are "beth" colors, most of my beaded work will match.Learning more about the shawl, it was created with yarn, prayers and blessings by the members of the Holy Spirit at Geist Shawl Ministry. Included with the shawl, which completely reminds me of Grandma Diehl, is a pamphlet that includes prayers of Blessing, Healing, Comfort and Symbolism.
The symbolism deals with the significance of Three's. There is a 3-stitch seed pattern to represent the Trinity as well as a symbol of planting peace, healing, love, comfort and hope.
The shawl wraps perfectly around my shoulders like a hug - and a concrete reminder of all the prayers around the globe for Aaron, Jeremy and me. What a true blessing - I am still overwhelmed at the out pouring of prayers, and now I have a physical reminder, when I do begin to feel alone. Thank you Sheri ... and Laura. What a truly amazing gift.
To find out more about the shawl ministry: www.shawlminsitry.com
GRACE AND PEACE!