Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: MIA for a spell but now back in action....

  1. #11
    Super Member b.zang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    1,809
    Blog Entries
    1
    Sending caring thoughts your way. It's very hard, living more than a day's drive away from people you love, especially parents. So good that you went now; trips from now on could be to "deal with things" rather than simply visit and you will always have this visit to draw good memories from. The distance will mean that changes are more pronounced for you, not being there daily to adjust to the little ones.

    Maybe one day your mother will move to reach out to others. She's probably kind of busy right now, being there for your dad. How nice that she can focus on a quilt and have some creative time.


  2. #12
    BlueChicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Gone
    Posts
    2,411
    What an awesome surprise for your Mum, sounds like the visit was a great idea. It's hard though, isn't it, lying like that. Such a cruel disease that effects not only the patient, but everyone around them as well.

    ((hugs))

    Your mum might find quilting to be very therapeutic for her, something to spend her time doing, you can pour a lot of heart ache and love into a quilt at the same time. I didn't notice how far away you are from your parents, but maybe you could join her in a short class to start her off? Once she's been once and connected with the other women she might be keen to go again.

  3. #13
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,482
    Blog Entries
    10
    So sorry your Dad is so sick, This trip was worth it for all involved . You will always have these memories . Now when you talk to Mom on the phone you can talk about pleasant things , like how her quilt is coming along, and not just the hard things , like how your dad is doing.
    {{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}} for you and your whole family
    Sharon

  4. #14
    Super Member tslowery's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    GA Small town in Southeast Ga
    Posts
    1,070
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I am so sorry to hear about your father. I'm glad that you and your children were able to make the trip there, I am sure that it meant the world to your parents. How awesome to get to shop with your mom and be involved in her new quilt!! Does she use a computer? Would she be willing to join us here and get her feet wet being involved with us and then maybe move on to a quilt class?
    Sorry to hear about your dads illness. I agree with Sharon about you and your trip. Sure hope your mom joins this board. Hugs and Prayers going out to you.

  5. #15
    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ELVERTA, CA
    Posts
    13,067
    Blog Entries
    1
    I'm glad you and the kids got to go see the family, I just wish the circumstances could have been better.

    Warm hug from CA.

  6. #16
    Super Member quiltwoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,927
    Quote Originally Posted by Piedmont Quilter
    BTW - I'm about 20 miles east of Charlotte. Where are you?
    I am in Greensboro :wink:

  7. #17
    Super Member quiltwoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,927
    Thank you all for your kind thoughts for me and my family. I think I really put off dealing with everything--if it's so far away, and I just don't think about it, it doesn't really seam "real"?? Make any sense??

    I showed Mom the board and she might try to join at some point. She told me that working on the wall hangings just let her mind be occupied by something else.

    You are exactly right about normalcy though--she had a fit when I wouldn't let her do our laundry! :lol:

  8. #18
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Port Angeles, WA
    Posts
    12,754
    Welcome back kiddo. I'm so glad you had a nice visit, but so sorry to hear of your dad. Thoughts & prayers are with you all

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.