On a personal note, when Kevin and I had to make that truly awful phone call to Luke ... only 6 months after he'd left home ... to tell him I had breast cancer, Bart was really there to help Luke absorb the information and to give him perspective. Bart's Mom, too, had gone through the whole breast cancer thing so he was a particularly excellent support person for Luke, as was Coach McGetrick. Luke, at 18, had known a few others with cancer and in all of those situations, the result had been death. So, you can imagine where his first thoughts went when he first learned his Mom had cancer. Telling him, especially from so far away, was one of my most horrible nightmares. Thank goodness for Jack and Bart and his team mates who were there for Luke.
When we would visit Louisville to see Luke and to watch some lacrosse games, I can't say enough about how warm and caring both Bart and Jack were to us and to me and Luke in particular. And that is why this baby quilt is for Bart and Terin's little boy, Beau. It's my thank-you to Bart. I thought of him and his family with every little hand stitch I put into it. I can't wait to finish it and mail it off ... though I'm going to miss it. I would like to make a quilt this cozy for everyone I love.