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Caring and Sharing

While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Stitch Upon Stitch

I have been crocheting since my mother taught me when I was about 10 years old - that's about 30 years! However, I've only been crocheting blind for about 15 years.

When I went blind due to complications from juvenile diabetes, I wasn't sure if I'd ever be able to crochet again. But, crocheting is sort of like riding a bike...once you've done it, you don't ever forget how! So when I picked up my ever-faithful crochet hook...I was off!

Another complication from the diabetes was difficulty getting pregnant...when I did, though, I miscarried my twins early in the pregnancy, and I never got pregnant again. Because of that, I believe the Lord opened a special place in my heart for babies who are, by His grace and mercy, saved from abortion. And so, I enjoy making baby bed blankets for those little ones!

I've only done it once so far, but I like to take them to our local Center for Pregnancy Choices to help them supply provisions to the mothers who have decided against abortion. I also attached a poem I have written to each blanket:

Stitch Upon Stitch
by Malinda Scarborough (2004)
Pink, yellow, purple, blue, white, or green -
stitch upon stitch, with this prayer in between.
Dear heavenly Father, for this little one I pray,
and ask You to cover him with Your love day by day.
Grow him and guard him 'neath Your sheltering wing.
Teach him he's MOST special to You above all things.
And as he learns 'bout the old rugged cross from long ago,
May he see that "Jesus loves me!" really is so!
As he learns 'bout the blood shed for him at Calvary,
may the truth of God's gift given there for him he receive.
May he know he's held safe in the palm of Your hand
and his life for Your glory will work just as You've planned.
Until then, heavenly Father, use this blanket made with love
to cuddle him warm as angel wings and comfort like Your unending love.
Pink, yellow, purple, blue, white, or green -
stitch upon stitch, with this prayer in between.

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