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Benny's Mom
Created By: Rosemary Eichler

I have made shawls for many people and usually filled them with lots of love. A few years ago I purchased the book "The Prayer Shawl Ministry" My niece has a little girl who turned one on 6l/23/08. We found out that Maureen was to give us another little darling in May. However, the best laid plans of mice and men....Maureen was hospitalized in mid February with severe complications. We were told that she may have to stay in the hospital until the baby was born as they wanted him to be as healthy as possible. I had started the shawl as a birthday present for my sister. I thought Maureen needed it more. I started working hard when Maureen was on total bed rest. On Feb. 23, Maureen delivered by C-section a little boy whose name was bigger than he was. Benjamin Thomas was 2 pounds 11 ounces. His weight went down rapidly as there were many complications. Maureen now had a premie newborn and a baby who she could not lift because of her c-section. I was able to finish the shawl 2 days after Bennie was born. Maureen was going home in a few days but would have to pump milk for him because the breast milk was the best for him. Maureen used the prayer shawl while she was pumping or doing "Kangaroo Care--skin to skin contact". Bennie has had a few more hospitalizations and will be battling reflux and heart murmur and who knows what else down the road. I do know that Maureen said she could feel the love and prayers and that it helped her to relax and focus all of her attention on Bennie.

I am not part of a knitting group yet--I am working on it. I think that it is a tremendous way of connecting sick people or people in some kind of emotional need to the members of their church community, neighborhood or even strangers. We know that prayer works. Benny has been prayed for in many Catholic Churches in and around Philadelphia. He has also been prayed for in synagogues, a mosque and several different protestant houses of worship. That was what blew us away, peope who didn't know Bennie or any of us would hear from someone else and so it goes. I think that has been the way of all prayer shawls. Debbie Macomber's recent book, Return to Blossom Street, has some patterns as well as part of the story line about prayer shawls.

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