We were at my mother-in-law's house and she was telling us about some really sad medical news for her friend's family. Her friend's son (in his early 40's), had ended up in the hospital with heart failure. They had tried different things for him, but ended up settling on a portable heart pump for him. He's had many issues with it. Prayers for him would be greatly appreciated. His entire life really changed in the blink of an eye ... or a beat of his heart.
I really felt for this family and wanted to do something. Nick and I ran to the store and I bought some super soft yarn and I whipped up a pretty basic, but comforting prayer shawl for him or his mom to use while he was in the hospital. I'd never made one before, so I went with a basic pattern. The pictures aren't great of it (ugh... blackberries take awful pics), but you get the idea.
I'm told that they loved it and use it often. I'm so glad!