Sunday, February 22, 2009

Story behind the quilt

One Heart = Wish

In celebration of new life, when a baby is born in some parts of China, family and friends donate to the child's mother fabric scraps from old clothing accompanied by a heartfelt wish for the baby, from which a Bai Jia Bei, or "100 Good Wishes Quilt" is then made. It is said that the luck, energy and good wishes from all of the families and friends who contributed fabric surround the child when he is wrapped in the quilt. The quilt is then passed down from generation to generation as an heirloom, forever generating warmth and love.

Of course if we get more- awesome- the cutoff date will be May 1st so I can attach them all before his 1st birthday which is such a miracle and blessing in itself...

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentines' Day

We just want to say thank you to everyone who has prayed and sent warm thoughts our way this year. As you can imagine, today is very special to us because not only does it remind us of being thankful for Parrish and his special heart, but we are thankful for all the love and support we have been shown. You have helped a heart to mend, and uplift hearts and restore hope to hearts that were often weighted down with dispair and worry.

Have a happy and wonderful Valentine's Day from our hearts to yours!

100 Wishes for Parrish

  • 1.a handsome look- madeline
  • 2.adventure- nathan
  • 3.all the love in the world- uncle matthew
  • of health- uncle matthew
  • 5.bravery- mommy
  • 6.charming personality- madeline
  • 7.common sense-jane
  • 8.compassion-jane
  • 9.courage- daddy
  • 10.curiosity-daniel
  • 11. generosity- mommy
  • 12. gentleness- mommy
  • 13. health- mommy
  • 14. humbleness- mommy
  • 15. humor-nathan
  • 16. inner strength- mommy
  • 17. integrity-matt
  • 18. intelligence- daniel
  • 19. long, happy & fulfilling life- uncle matthew
  • 20. many caring people in your life that you can call family & friends- the cowleys
  • 21. no regrets- uncle matthew
  • 22. strength-matt
  • 23. true love- mommy