Lauren’s cousin, Jaymi Taylor, posted a message on facebook a few months back. She wanted to crochet some tiny baby hats and blankets to give through a program, Carewear, at St. David’s Hospital in Austin, Texas. She wanted to know if anyone wanted to join in. She was making some herself already and she volunteered to crochet more for anyone who bought yarn. I jumped at the chance to participate. So we gave Jaymi a Love, Action, Faith scholarship to continue Lauren’s legacy of helping others.
Jaymi enjoys crocheting and it helps with her anxiety…it calms and centers her…giving her something to focus on. I can certainly relate to anxiety issues. A few years ago I had an anxiety/panic attack that sent me to the ER thinking I was having a heart attack…very scary to say the least. Maybe I need to take up crocheting… again… for my anxiety. My Grandmother, Mama Bea, tried to teach me years ago but she was left-handed and I was barely able to grasp a simple chain stitch…God love her she tried…I sure do miss that tiny, sweet woman.
As you can see Jaymi did a fantastic job and I love the striped hats, the texture on the blankets and all the different colors. She lovingly attached tags that stated “In memory of Lauren Alston” and on the back is the Foundation website…so people can read about Lauren and what the foundation stands for. Jaymi was able to make 48 hats and 8 blankets. Lauren loved babies and I can just imagine how colorful the nursery is going to look with those precious babies in their new hats and blankets. Thanks Jaymi…love you and your kind heart.