These questions are too big for me, but I know one thing I was made to do...make things with my hands.
So, we made a quilt. Actually, a wool blanket with a fabric pattern appliquéd to the top, but it is warm, sturdy, lightweight and made with love and prayer.
Since I am a homeschooler raising homeschoolers, we made it a school project. Laine made a pattern from his pattern blocks and I translated it into a fabric pattern. Incidentally, this was more geometry heavy than I anticipated. Pythagoras had to be consulted along with a journey into sine, cosine and tangent land. Then Laine helped me select fabric, cut out the pieces and sew the pattern together. Next, I appliquéd the pattern to some yardage of wool coating fabric. I think it is quite lovely.
Will our blanket solve homelessness? Nope. In fact, it seems almost like an admission of helplessness to equip people to be homeless, but it is a gift--an act of humanity toward the dehumanized. A reckless act of hope pieced riotously together in joy by this fidgety, toothless, lovely boy.
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