One clear, chilly night in late November he called to her. "Come outside and see the moon with me." She replied unenthusiastically, "But it's so cold outside." He persisted. She acquiesced. They stood together looking at the moon. He wrapped his arms around her. "Isn't it beautiful," he said. "Can we go in now?" she pleaded. He held her closer, and they stood in the moonlight. He whispered, "Will you marry me?" She said, a little shocked and bewildered, "You're kidding?" Before he could say anything else she said yes.
For the last 26 plus years, every time I look at the moon I think of that night. I think of my hubby who has taught me to see the beauty around me and appreciate the little blessings of life. When I made the circle block for the tutorial in the last post it reminded me of the moon and that night. I couldn't help myself, I kept making more and more moons. This quilt is going to be 'Proposal Moon.' I'm not sure where I'm going with it from here, but I know I'm loving it.
On a sad note, the husband of one of my blog friends died suddenly this week. Some of you may know her, Joni of Yummers. Joni and I have never met, but I feel like we're friends. She was the first person to ever purchase one of my pieces. She inspired such confidence in me with that small gesture. Her blog is a joyful and inspirational place. I want to wrap my virtual arms around her and help her through a time of unimaginable pain and grief.
I can only imagine the wonderful life that Joni and Boyd have had together. So, Boyd, "Proposal Moon" is for you.