One Step Forward!

One Step Forward!

I have been getting really discouraged with every call or email I send to children’s hospitals around Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee. No one is accepting crochet items right now! 

So, I decided that I wouldn’t just focus on children’s hospitals. However, I am still attempting to find a children’s hospital I can make these hats for! 

I called a local hospital’s cancer center just now and I just have to say I am so thankful to God!!

The Merle M. Mahr Cancer Center in Madisonville, KY WILL accept the crochet hats!! 

I am extremely thankful for being one step forward in this process! The next step for me is gathering funds for the Stitching For The Cross program! 

It may just be myself and God working on this program right now along with my church, but hopefully I will be able to get others involved! So far, I have had yarn donated to me and I have an amazing soon-to-be sister-in-law who is willing to help with anything I ask her! I’m truly blessed with the people I have around me!

I got so excited about this news I just had to post about it!!

Thank you for reading and God bless you!

Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 

Xx. A. 

Just Starting Out

Just Starting Out

Yesterday was a day filled with tears for me. God has laid it on my heart and mind many times to start this project of making hats for hospitals that help children with cancer and other serious illnesses. 

But the more I prayed, the more I searched for confirmation from God that this is what I’m supposed to do! 

Yesterday was that day for me! 

I recently had a four wheeler accident that caused my leg to have a hairline fracture and pulled ACL. I was hurting pretty bad last night and was throwing a pity party. All of a sudden God told me, “Others have it worse than you.” And he was right. 

I broke down and prayed. I apologized for my pity party and asked for forgiveness and begged God for a sign on what I should do. 

Now, I’m only 21 (soon to be 22) and my life involves a lot of Facebook browsing. Typical for my age but most of the posts I see are from groups I’ve joined about crochet. 

As I browsed through Facebook, the second post down was about crochet hats. FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER! It was about how to get it started in another state and how there program works. But…that was my confirmation!! 

That’s what led me to even more to making this blog. I want to be able to document everything from day one! I want to get the word out about what I’m doing! 

So far, I’m in the research stage. A lot of hospitals have a lot of rules and regulations for crochet items and some do not accept them at all. Right now I’m trying to find a hospital that does accept them and get information on how they have to be made. Then, we will move on to finding “business” type cards to include my blog link if religious items aren’t accepted (I see it as a way to get God’s word out there, even if it’s just a link. I’ll be adding a page to my site for people to learn more about God soon!) or a post card sized card with God’s word on healing and how He will never forsake anyone in their time of need!

This project is a work in progress! But it’s something I believe in strongly and I will persevere through it all! It may take a while to actually start crocheting the hats, but patience is key!

All my praise goes to God for laying this on my heart! This is his work. This is how I plan to witness and share God’s word! 

Hebrews 10:36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised!

Thank you for reading and God bless!

Xx. A.