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Recycling the Love
Created By: Jamie Johnson

I attended a workshop with the founders of the Prayer Shawl ministry and was inspired by the day-long session of crafting, meditation, and love. I took their words and ideas home with me and began making shawls for friends and family in need, giving several to people at my church. It is beginning to grow into a larger ministry there.

The most inspiring story involves a shawl I gave to a woman at church whose father was terminally ill. I made it in her favorite color (I crochet with LB homespun) and attached a few meaningful little silver charms to the fringe, praying and meditating over it for peace. She was touched. But a year later, long after her father had died, she called me--could she give the shawl away? A woman in her apartment was experiencing the same loss she had and she wanted the shawl to provide the same comfort to her friend that it had provided to her. I was so touched that it had meant so much to her and happy that she (who isn't a crafter) could share the love.

Another shawl I made, for a friend with breast cancer, is coming back to me now, as my friend lost her battle with the disease. I hope to recycle it for someone else in need.

I've found that as much as the making of shawls is a beautiful, inspiring, reaffirming endeavor, the recycling of them is an unexpectedly wonderful aspect of the ministry.

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