Hi everyone! How are you this fine day? I am doing well. For that, I am grateful. Being grateful brings me to the topic of my Vintage Valentine Pillow. It is something for which I am very grateful for in a round about sort of way.
Have you ever seen a heart pillow like the one in the picture below? Typically they are used by patients of heart surgeries.
Let me tell you the condensed version of how I got this pillow.
On November 19, 2014 I received a phone call from my Hubby. He had been at work all day, but was now in the emergency room with chest, arm and neck pains. Yes, signs of a heart attack. He had driven himself to the hospital. I know!! Scary, right?
Once in the E.R. they were able to prevent a heart attack with meds. Thank heaven! The next day was filled with blood teats, stress tests, angiogram, and and more blood tests. In the end, the tests determined that a triple bypass was necessary asap.
The Drs. were amazed that Hubby was still alive. His arteries were 75-90% blocked. They were worried he was going to die right there.
You see, my Hubby is healthy strong and at 59 was a high school football referee. And VERY good at it. He was asked to ref all the “good” games in the state. The very day of his surgery he was to ref a state championship game. The Dr was convinced Hubby would have died on the field.
The QUADRUPLE by pass was performed without a hitch and Hubby recovered well.
The heart pillow became his best friend. He had to carry it everywhere. Including riding in a car. It was placed between the seat belt and his chest as a way to buffer his incision, help him when he coughed, and as an extra pillow for comfort.
So, you see this pillow has a real significance to us. As I was purging our closets, I didn’t have the “heart” to give it away.
I thought it would be fun and a nice memento to create a Vintage Valentine Pillow.
After a few snips of my thrifted vintage fabric, I was able to sew a Vintage Valentine Pillow. But now I needed some embellishments.
My grandma’s vintage lace is just the right touch.
But I was thinking I wanted to add a little bling.
It was just what my Vintage Valentine Pillow needed.
I am so happy with how my Vintage Valentine Pillow turned out. Just in time for Valentines Day.
On a side note…Hubby returned to reffing this past Fall. AND, he was asked to ref a championship game. It was an emotional day, as it was exactly a year to date of his surgery. We were blessed and had many tender mercies during the surgery and healing process. We are MORE than grateful and thank God everyday.
Thanks for letting me share a piece of my heart with you, too. I appreciate you everyday.