Asking for money is hard. Asking for money for a good cause is only slightly less difficult.
My friend, Marie, has been a consistent supporter of my efforts to cycle and raise money for several worthy causes. So about a month ago, when Marie told me her mother was doing the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk, I was quick to donate. My donation gave me a chance to win a quilt handmade by her mother. I never win anything, so I didn’t really think about the quilt.
Last Thursday night I felt a cold plugging my head and I slept perched upright on the couch so I could do that whole breathing thing. In the middle of the night I awoke from a dream, chilled by the crisp fall air brushing in through the windows, turning my exposed toes white. I scrambled around for another blanket and as I lay waiting for sleep to descend, I thought about the dream. I dreamt that I’d won the quilt and was sleeping snuggled under its story squares.
The next morning Marie beamed as she told me I’d won the quilt in real life. I grinned from ear to ear as I recounted my dream.
The quilt arrives at my house later this month. I can’t wait for frosty winter nights when I’ll pull it tight under my chin and dream some more.