That year (and previous years) my stitch group had been working on a quilt that we had planned to donate to a worthy organization. Because of Timothy's disability, we decided to donate it to The Little Lighthouse. Every year they have a " Garden Party" as one of their main fundraisers. I'ts a fancy brunch at a fancy location with fancy food and a really cool silent auction. My stitch group finally completed the quilt (entirely hand appliqued and hand quilted) and it sold at the 2007 Garden Party. Pictured are a close up of one block and Leslie and me wearing our hats (not required but it sure is a lot of fun to wear a hat--they can be rented there if you don't own one). (sorry about the order of the pictures) For last year's Garden Party, I made and donated this quilt. I'm pictured with the lady who had the winnnig bid. She bought it for her new god-child.
Anyway, to finish the story, God has worked a miracle with Timothy. He still has some problems with his eye-sight, but he is not blind. The doctors think he will never be able to drive, but they also thought he would never be able to walk without a cane, see colors, look at books, learn his alphabet (at a really early age). He has astounded the doctors and has blessed everyone who has contact with him. He is a fairly normal 4 year old (as normal as the grandchild of Tim Marler could be! ha ha) We thank God for the healing work in his life. The doctors recommended that he NOT go to Little Lighthouse for school, so his name was taken off the list to make room for another child.
I can't stop supporting the school. I'm so thankful that it's there for kids who need it. This year I'll be donating another quilt for the auction. My lovely daughters will also be donating photography packages (www.amurphyphoto.com) and pilates instruction packages. Is there anyone else out there who would like to help this worthy cause?
The Garden Party this year will be held at the Renaissance Hotel on May 2. You can contact the Little Ligthouse and attend one of their free luncheons to tour the school yourself and see what a great place it is. Thank you for reading and considering.