Our dear daughter has graduated from college with a B.S. in nursing! She is moving onto her first job and into her own apartment. It was with great joy that this throw was stitched with a minimalist breadfruit motif. It was quilted in an all over chevron design by Jane Clark of Jane Quilts.
Darby might not have entered into the nursing program at Messiah College if it wasn't for a mission trip to Haiti her junior year of high school. At that time, with the encouragement of another American nurse at the mission, Darby learned to take vitals, assisted with community nursing and attended the birth of a baby. In one week's time she felt like she'd found her calling.
So why the breadfruit motif? Breadfruit is one of the things we enjoy eating while in Haiti. We don't ever get to eat it in the United States so it's a special treat.
I hope this quilt will be a reminder of trying new things, of being an encourager to others, and of the beautiful country of Haiti and our friends there. We can't wait to see how God uses this young woman's gifts as a nurse!
|Then and now--2011 and 2017|