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Thread: The best christmas in a long time,...told to me :)

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    The best christmas in a long time,...told to me :)

    hi, it's your mousiest friend again.
    Remember the mouse who's
    mother made a quilt for mousie's oldest brother?
    (and she's legally blind?)
    I talked to her on the phone today and she said she had one
    of the best Christmases in years.
    We were not able to go visit in person, but keep in touch
    by phone often.
    My niece and a friend Melissa live near by my mother and
    help watch out for her.
    They took some gifts to her and told her about a poor
    family they were taking some gifts to, bc the children didn't
    even have a Christmas tree!
    My mother was already going along for lunch and said she
    would like to give the children something also.
    She had made some medium sized pillows and just happened
    to have two pillowcases,
    one for a boy and one for a girl: perfect!
    She didn't know that these kids lived just down the road.
    The children didn't know they were having visitors.
    Melissa is a very sweet, caring person and gifted the little boy
    with a Nintendo. He was over the moon!
    The little girl had wished for some charter books, bc even at 6
    years old, she is very bright and loves to read.
    There were some other smaller things and my mother gifted
    them with her self made pillows and cases.
    These children were ecstatic!
    They didn't own pillows to sleep on
    They hugged everybody five times.
    My mother said, "This is what Christmas is all about."
    My mom, my niece and Melissa went about the rest of their day
    and had a wonderful time at lunch and played games at my
    mom's house later.
    She said it was a Christmas to remember and she slept last night
    better than she had in a good while.
    A good story shared, spreads the warm and fuzzies.
    I wasn't there, but I was blessed by the sharing.
    I hope you all had a Merry Christmas too.
    It is a blessing, to be a blessing !
    ~Quilters are warm people!!!~
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    This is great! Thanks for sharing the story, Mousie.

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    Wonderful true story! You and your mother are indeed blessed. I'll bet those kids were really over the moon and more grateful for the kindness than most of us even dream of being. Imagine being thrilled to get a pillow and pillow case for Christmas! Brings tears to my eyes.

    Yes, that was a Christmas to remember!
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Wonderful story Mousie. I have seen where you have posted, unable to post to you until now. I use to be Jingleberry. Now just Jingle.
    Good to see you are doing well.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    thank you everybody.
    I just knew a story like this had to be shared.
    Jingle I know who you are sweets, and so happy to
    share a little warmth with you all in this chilly season
    It is a blessing, to be a blessing !
    ~Quilters are warm people!!!~
    cheese brings parties together

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    Oh Mousie, that does make chills run down my spine.....your mom had some kind of intuition that those pillows and pillowcases were needed. May God bless her and your niece and Melissa for doing this for that family!
    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs
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    When our youngest daughter was about 12 two granddaughters stayed with us while their mother worked. Any two of them could get along fine but add the third and you had bickering and fussing so one Saturday morning I had reached my limit and I got two loaves of bread dough out of the freezer and got them involved and while they decided what shape to make the bread I made a pot of homemade soup that everyone liked/ When it was done I suggested that they take one loaf of bread and a big container of the soup down to our bedfast neighbor, which they did. The old couple thanked them profusely and it became a Saturday ritual, bread or rolls made up in different shapes or into cinnamon rolls and a pot of soup or stew. It was a great help to the lady of the house as she was worn to a frazzle taking care of her husband and it was a great treat to him to have these pretty young girls with smiling faces come to visit every week and bring goodies. one of those girls operated a gluten free bakery for a while and that was her and that was her inspiration. All three still remember what fun they had and I remember the end of the bickering.

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    kindness, generosity, and sharing are great lessons to be learned... and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. people, in general, really appreciate the personal time spent. thanks for sharing these great stories.
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    Oh, Mousie, what a great story. Your Mom is right, that is what Christmas is about. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!!!!!
    Happy Quilting.

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    I love your story. This is what we all should be doing or wish I had done instead of just sitting around missing my family.

    A lesson for the next opportunity.

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    I have always believed in helping out all that I can .. Usually with something sewn or quilted. It does the heart good ! Does the soul even better !!

    Thanks for the post; it was very heartwarming !!!
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    Thanks for sharing this beautiful story! Yep gets you all warm and fuzzy inside and the stress can be left out in the cold.

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    A great story. Christmas is all about love.
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Beautiful!
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    Great story! Happy new Year!

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    Wonderful story! This is what Christmas is all about. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    what a wonderful, heartwarming story.
    Just so happy to help out a bit, and that made the day or year
    for those kids. a little bit of kindness went so far for those kids.
    and I bet the parents were speechless from the kindness too.
    great Christmas story.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mousie View Post
    hi, it's your mousiest friend again.
    Remember the mouse who's
    mother made a quilt for mousie's oldest brother?
    (and she's legally blind?)
    I talked to her on the phone today and she said she had one
    of the best Christmases in years.
    We were not able to go visit in person, but keep in touch
    by phone often.
    My niece and a friend Melissa live near by my mother and
    help watch out for her.
    They took some gifts to her and told her about a poor
    family they were taking some gifts to, bc the children didn't
    even have a Christmas tree!
    My mother was already going along for lunch and said she
    would like to give the children something also.
    She had made some medium sized pillows and just happened
    to have two pillowcases,
    one for a boy and one for a girl: perfect!
    She didn't know that these kids lived just down the road.
    The children didn't know they were having visitors.
    Melissa is a very sweet, caring person and gifted the little boy
    with a Nintendo. He was over the moon!
    The little girl had wished for some charter books, bc even at 6
    years old, she is very bright and loves to read.
    There were some other smaller things and my mother gifted
    them with her self made pillows and cases.
    These children were ecstatic!
    They didn't own pillows to sleep on
    They hugged everybody five times.
    My mother said, "This is what Christmas is all about."
    My mom, my niece and Melissa went about the rest of their day
    and had a wonderful time at lunch and played games at my
    mom's house later.
    She said it was a Christmas to remember and she slept last night
    better than she had in a good while.
    A good story shared, spreads the warm and fuzzies.
    I wasn't there, but I was blessed by the sharing.
    I hope you all had a Merry Christmas too.
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    Mousie: Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful story and your mother, Bless her. Happy, Healthy New Year to you and your family.

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    Loved your story. As much as every child needs or wants a toy for christmas, pillows and cases and nice warm P.J.s are always loved and treasured by kids that are in need and they last longer. I make hats and mittens and send them to a place.Yes give at least one toy by all means but I think TOOO much attention on toys toys toys. I just saw on the news about a lady that collects new pj's every year and distributes them to kids on foster care and they love them..

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    What a beautiful story. What a testament, and helps us all to remember "It's not your birthday."

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    What a wonderful story. Christmas is sharing and giving to less fortunate. We do a family every year for Christmas and this year we did two. It makes you feel for good inside. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story. May you have a blessed New Year's.

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    Mousie, That is a lovely story! I feel like I was just visiting with you...

    Tink says to say Woof!(hi)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lclang View Post
    When our youngest daughter was about 12 two granddaughters stayed with us while their mother worked. Any two of them could get along fine but add the third and you had bickering and fussing so one Saturday morning I had reached my limit and I got two loaves of bread dough out of the freezer and got them involved and while they decided what shape to make the bread I made a pot of homemade soup that everyone liked/ When it was done I suggested that they take one loaf of bread and a big container of the soup down to our bedfast neighbor, which they did. The old couple thanked them profusely and it became a Saturday ritual, bread or rolls made up in different shapes or into cinnamon rolls and a pot of soup or stew. It was a great help to the lady of the house as she was worn to a frazzle taking care of her husband and it was a great treat to him to have these pretty young girls with smiling faces come to visit every week and bring goodies. one of those girls operated a gluten free bakery for a while and that was her and that was her inspiration. All three still remember what fun they had and I remember the end of the bickering.
    This is also a wonderful story. Children learn to care for others when they are small. And if you do some traveling, and get beyond the tourist spots, you find out how others in this world are living. Many times, it is not nice. There are many ways to help these people, too, and Christmas is a good time to start doing that.
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    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing. The best part of Christmas is giving. God bless your mother and sister.

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