Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tender Mercy: The prodigal returns 1

And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
We had the happiest email this week. A few years ago, Joy spent a year making this crocheted sacque for our baby boy. Prince loved it. It was enormous and built to last him a few years.

Then Joy showed it at a church talent show in May. Prince was being a pill, so she took him and left early ... leaving the sacque behind. I was visiting AUN at the time. Since it was getting warmer, we didn't notice until we were packing to leave. We called and emailed several people. No one remembered seeing it. Someone remembered that the very week after the talent show, the church sent all of its lost and found stuff to the Salvation Army.

We toured their offices regularly, trying to find this wonderful thing Joy had poured herself into, without any luck. We finally left Ithaca, somewhat broken-hearted to have lost it forever.

Then our good friend emailed this week. She found it. She found it! Huzzah!

So come rejoice with us, for the piece which we had lost is found.