This post has been written and rewritten so many times. My family has been on a roller coaster ride, mostly going downhill, for the last week. The only thing I could do, the only action left to me was to pray and knit. This shawl for a grieving mother is faith and prayer in action. I'm not particularly religious, but I do believe in faith as action and prayer into the universe at large. Doing something, anything positive, brings solace and comfort and, hopefully, that is infused in the shawl. Nothing can take away the pain of loosing a child, but love of family, belief in faith can take us all forward one step at a time.
Thank you for your comments, prayers and emails. You mean so much to me and your words of comfort are appreciated by everyone of us.