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My Life is but a Weaving Between my God and Me

Leah had several notebooks in which she wrote out poems, Bible verses and sayings that she found to be particularly encouraging. We were due to fly home to Ireland from Bristol on Sunday 27th October ’13. Leah was lonely and homesick and desperate to get home, after three months spent in England. However on Monday 21st October it was discovered that Leah had a clot (thrombus) in a blood vessel in her chest and she was readmitted – yet again – to cubicle 4 (the room that we really disliked) on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. As Leah sat in Oncology Day Beds waiting to be re-admitted, this is what she transcribed from the internet into one of her notebooks:

“Life is but a Weaving” (the Tapestry Poem)

“My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily.

Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside.

Not ’til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas
And reveal the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful
In the weaver’s skilful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned

He knows, He loves, He cares;
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives the very best to those
Who leave the choice to Him.”

By Hughes Fawcett

Vicky Whyte

Vicky lives in Northern Ireland with her husband and two younger children. All she ever wanted in life was to get married, have kids, serve Jesus and love other people. Just quietly and without too much excitement. Her favorite spare time activities are catching up with friends or getting lost in a good book. Then, in 2013, family life changed forever. Leah, the second eldest of their four children, was diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation and went through a bone marrow transplant. Nine months after her initial diagnosis, Leah developed a rare side effect of her treatment and died shortly after her 16th birthday. Devastated and heartbroken by her daughter's death, Vicky has found that blogging helps her to trace the rainbows through the rain and see God's hand in everything.

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