The beautiful swallowtail butterfly I stitched to be part of a quilt for a little girl named Ila will be given to her family when it is finished. Sadly, Ila passed away a few days ago before the quilt was finished. The Love Quilts ladies will be sending it to her family as a reminder that there are people who love others, even though they have never met.
It makes me sad to think of this little girl never growing up to marry, have a family of her own, and live a full life. But I know that Ila's family is thankful that she was a part of their lives for the time that God gave them.
This is a reminder to everyone (myself included) that life is short and we should all strive to help others and be the best person we can be.