A Quilt of Valor

“What will you make with this fabric?”

Like most authors, I have a day job. My day job, at any given time, has had a different title… full time mom, teacher, and now an employee in a quilt shop.

I always ask the same question. The answers stitch together ideas for my writing. Some are making quilts for new babies. Others are young girls creating a pillow or a stuffed animal.

“Oh! This will be a quilt of valor,” replied the woman on the other side of the counter.I admire her efforts to honor someone who has served our country.

I think of my own father, now in Heaven, and the many sacrifices he made our family and our country. He served overseas, and then returned home to work hard to provide for our family’s needs. I wish he was still here. I would love to make a quilt of valor to honor him.

I unroll a little more of the fabric from the bolt as I count the requested yardage.

My mind turns toward my heavenly Father and the ultimate sacrifice He made in sending His Son to die on the cross for our sins.

I look at the fabrics my customer has chosen, and I think of how she will carefully stitch together little pieces to form a beautiful quilt top.

I pray as I fold the fabric and place it in a bag.

Father, Please let the days of my life come together as a beautiful quilt of valor to honor you.

Carol McAdams Moore

Carol McAdams Moore writes for children and youth in the general and Christian markets. Her debut tween devos: Dare U 2 Open This Book – draw it, write it, dare 2 live it – 90 devotions and Just Sayin’ – write ‘em, draw ‘em, hide ‘em in your heart – 90 devotions released in September 2014.

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