Monday, March 24, 2014

Tribute To A Maverick Star

My heart is sad today.  I lost some one I love yesterday.  Christian was an almost twelve year old that lived two doors down from me.  Our families have been friends for years.  We barbecue in the  summer.  I quilt with his mom and sister.  My boys are good friends with his older brother.  I was his primary teacher at church when he was younger and made this quilt for him then.  It made me so happy that he loved it so and decorated his whole room around it.
Christian's life was not easy.  He was born with spina bifida and has had many other health problems, but he was a fighter and a joy to his friends and family.  I will miss saying hi to him while walking by his house.  He would often be out in his wheelchair playing baseball with his nurse.  He would bat while his nurse threw pitches.  He was a tease and often made me laugh.
Good bye Christian; you are an awesome maverick star!

21 comments:

  1. I am so glad he had the quilt you made for him to enjoy...so sorry he is not there to wave to you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. That was not an easy life, but it was made easier by those who showed him love. He really was a perfect Maverick Star.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am so sorry for your loss!
    It is a touching blogpost. Thank you.
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh I am so sorry, your heart must ache so.

    ReplyDelete
  5. His loss leaves a big hole in your neighborhood.

    ReplyDelete
  6. my condolences to you as you mourn the loss of your young friend.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Sending hugs to you, your family, and all those touched by Christian's life.

    ReplyDelete
  8. So sorry to hear about young Christian's passing. Sending hugs to you and everyone in your community.

    ReplyDelete
  9. So very sorry Em....this little man has touched your heart...

    ReplyDelete
  10. So sorry for your loss! Hugs to you and the others touched by his short life!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hugs to you! I'm so sorry for your loss! What wonderful memories you have!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am sorry to hear of your loss. Beautiful memories...

    ReplyDelete
  13. Perhaps Christian's parents will find comfort in that loving quilt. So very sorry to hear your sad news.

    ReplyDelete
  14. My heart is with you Em. My husbands cousin, who we visited with just last night, also has Spina Bifida. In fact, he was a March of Dimes Poster Child in his youth. Now in his 50's he certainly has undergone so much in his life.
    I know your quilt will help bring comfort to this family that you have been so close to. My prayers are with you all.

    ReplyDelete
  15. A wonderful scrappy quilt. RIP Christian.

    ReplyDelete
  16. So sorry to hear about your loss. Christian sounds like a wonderful soul and I imagine he will be missed deeply. The quilt you made for his is wonderful!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. How wonderful that Christian got his beautiful cheery quilt from you long before he passed away.

    ReplyDelete
  18. So sorry for your loss. Christian sounds like a wonderful child who was taken too early.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh Em, how sad the loss of someone so special. So sorry for you and oh... Blessings and prayers to his family as well.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Christian sounds like he was a remarkable kid. Imagine bringing so much joy to so many people. My thoughts to you and all those he touched.

    ReplyDelete