It’s a little ironic that I have chosen to dive into the first of the Lord of the Rings trilogy this week. As I read this epic story of overcoming impossible odds against evil, I am knitting something warm and soft for my mother-in-law. She and her husband have been battling brain cancer since he was diagnosed over two years ago. From the moment I met them, I was overwhelmed by their love, their positive attitude, and their generosity towards others. Hubs and I had only been dating for a few months, and I remember thinking that a man that was raised by these people has had an amazing model of what a loving marriage could be.
They have spent the last few years traveling together and soaking up as much fun as possible. As they continue their fight, there will be many hours spent in waiting rooms and doctors offices. Those places are always so darn cold. Even as the weather gets warm, they might get chilly, so I want to make sure they have wooly things with them. And who doesn’t need a little cashmere every once in awhile? Hoping to wrap this one up this week so it will be ready for their next trip to see the angels at Duke Medical Center who have championed their fight. I hope it helps them on their quest and that they find a little magic soon, too.