Our dear niece was in a horrific car accident early Sunday morning. The car flipped several times and she was ejected. 2 lumbar vertebrae were crushed and she had surgery yesterday afternoon. The doctors put a sleeve of some type around her spinal cord and inserted rods between the good vertebrae to support her spinal column. She will be hospitalized for 3 months - 2 weeks in the hospital and then the balance of the time in a rehab facility. It just breaks my heart. She is a beautiful young woman with a lot of spirit so I know she will get through all of this. She worked so hard to graduate from nursing school. My greatest hope is that she will recover and be able to work with geriatric patients again. She loves working with the elderly.
The new project is a healing quilt that my sister and I are going to start this evening. We hope to have it quilted and bound by the end of the week. (Thank goodness for the longarm in the spring house!) I would like my parents to take it to their parish (Kendra is a member there) and have it blessed on Sunday.
Please remind all the folks you love to wear their seatbelts. Kendra would have only been bruised if she had been wearing hers.