I thought it would be nice to post a few pictures of the first prayer flags I made several years ago. They were not fancy, or specially stitched. They were not planned, organized, or fretted over. They were not works of art.
They WERE, however, very difficult to make and hard to send to their recipient.
My dear friend Suzanne, who was like a sister to me in so many ways, was entering the last phase of her life and dieing of breast cancer. We had hiked the hills around the Golden Gate Bridge together, ridden horses, laughed over burnt dinners and spilled milk, and shared babysitters.
We loved the same books, cared for the same causes, and enjoyed similar activities. We were good friends who were parting ways for the last time, and I wanted her to know that she was loved and prayed for on that final journey.
When her husband learned about this project, he snapped these photos of the flags which still hang above their bed, although she has been gone for more than a year. The little paper tags have colored shells glued to one side, and simple words like "faith", "hope" and "peace" glued to the other.