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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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Prayer Shawl Recipient

My husband was deployed for the second time to a war zone and this time for nearly a year and a half. We have two small children, Lilly was eighteen months when he left and Maddie had just turned six. The difficulties we faced as a family with a daddy gone to war has been shared by thousands of others and continues to this day. Several months after he left, we received an unexpected box on our doorstep. I was surprised to see upon opening it that it was a shawl crocheted in red, white, and blue and there was a little card attached. This card explained that this was a prayer shawl and that my husband had been sent an identical one. My older daughter was in school when it arrived so I wrapped my baby in it and cried. Perfect strangers had cared enough about us to do something so touching and meaningful and it made us feel a little less alone. My girls would huddle in it as they watched cartoons, as we read books, and as they watched videos of daddy reading stories. I cannot express to you how much such a small gesture meant to us. When he returned home, Lilly was about to turn three and Madison was seven and a half. We still have those prayer shawls and they will become even more treasured as time passes and they become heirlooms to our daughters and their children. What a wonderful gift from the heart.

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