My readers recall that my wife Abby is not well, and remains in skilled nursing care.
I visit her every day, and try to bring her something – photos, pillows, magazines, clothes – that hopefully will help her feel comfortable and restful.
One thing I recently brought her is a quilt her aunt Judy made.
After Abby’s father Hershel Shoffner died in April 2010, Abby got ahold of his blue jeans. At first she had no idea what to do with them, but then Judy offered to make them into a quilt. It turned out to be really beautiful.
I brought it to Abby early in her stay. It is heavy and very warm, and reminds her of her father, who she thinks about and misses every day.