Tuesday, August 21, 2007

In Honor of Charles B. Hester

This comfort afghan is being sent to the mother of Army Pfc. Charles B. Hester in his honor. Some of these are very, very emotional for me to assemble and this was one of them. They are all difficult because each one is representative of someone who has left behind a grieving family, but this one got to me even more than normal. I hope it provides some small measure of comfort.


Kim Ross said...

Another gorgeous afghan, Alex! You do such nice, heartfelt work. I know his family will treasure it always. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am Charlies' mom and the recipent of this quilt. It truly is a work of art and a labor of love. I appreciate all the work put into this and the compassion that has been shown to our family from so many people.

Charlie has an uncle in Boise and Grandparents in Emmett, he actually grew up in the Seattle area but enlisted in Idaho where his wife was from. It has been so wonderful to see him honored by both states. We are all very proud of the work that Charlie was doing over in Iraq, he was honored with the Bronze star for trying to save his unit when they came under fire.
Please continue your wonderful work it does make a difference to those of us in pain to know that we are loved by so many wonderful people out there.
Thanks again