Friday, November 18, 2011

In His Memory...

My heart just can't believe that this beautiful little boy would have been two years old in 10 days. I can hardly breathe just typing those words. It doesn't seem real, and yet the reality of it all still is so seared in every fiber of my being that I am sometimes just completely and totally overwhelmed with emotion.

That precious little face is and will always be such a blessing to me.

My sweet and unbelievably talented friend has generously donated this gorgeous quilt to be auctioned in order to raise money for the Kyrgyzstan Orphanage Challenge in Matthew's memory.

Amazing quilt front!

This is the entire back!

Every year, the Wright Stuff does amazing things through the generosity of others to help those poor precious children have something special, if just for one day of the year. I am again honored to be able to raise money to help, and can't think of a better way to honor Matthew's memory...and celebrate his birth...than to share wonderful Christmases with so many in need.

I've never done a chip-in, so hope it's not too difficult! The quilt is completely handmade, a 52 x 52 eight-point star pattern (I know nothing of quilts other than it is GORGEOUS!) and truly, the pictures do not do it justice. This is a really, really intricate and delicate quilt and I think that $5 a chip for a chance to win it is a GREAT deal as I know quilts are so pricey! (Again, thank you, Karie!)

If you do not want to enter in the chip-in for the quilt but would like to donate, please go here and donate through the info on John's sidebar. If you are doing so in Matthew's memory, you can enter that in the paypal instructions (so they'll credit my pie challenge). The payoff if I raise $500 is a pie in my face (payoff for whom, I ask? ha ha) but really, the bigger payoff is the joy in the lives of these children. You can read more about that here and here.

Thank you, thank you for your support and generosity and just overwhelming love for me and our family. We are blessed beyond measure.



  1. Beautiful quilt just like him!! I was stunned when Jamie's two yr bday passed by. It was much more difficult then her first......sending you hugs....

  2. what a sweet, sweet, sweet face! thinking of you so much lately! xoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxo

  3. Thinking of you so much.
    Matthew is so precious !!


  4. I can't believe it is two years ... big hugs to you and your wonderful family.

  5. Stupenda la tua famiglia. Auguri.
    Un sorriso. Edo

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  7. I chipped in. It showed your old MD email address. Didn't know if that was active anymore.

  8. I'm just getting caught up on all of your posts.. finally figured out a back way to get your blog into my RSS reader. Sending you some really big hugs from down here Lori.. Matthew's photos are just so incredibly precious. This quilt is amazing.. xo