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Thread: Very cool Family story now I have to make 5 new quilts!!

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    My husband and I have been married for 7 years and have known each other for 10. The first time I met his family was 1 month into dating him I traveled to CA to meet them. This was the first and last time I saw his mother. It was also the first time in a long time that my husband and his sister talked. She was really nice and I enjoyed her company. The only drawback over the next 2 years is the phone calls for money. I finally told him that if I am marrying him he needs to atleast let me in on the money aspect. He agreed and that stopped. Then we married I invited her and her friend to come with me to Las Vegas to Celine Dion in concert for my gift to my wedding party. Well lets just say that was the last time I really had anything to do with her. I was about 2 years later after some bitter calls that I finally told her that her brother was dead to her and to stop calling. That was 4 years ago and as time has gone on so have we. I could see it in my husbands eyes there was always something missing. It was heavy on my heart to pray for the reconciliation and it seems he was doing the same. Yesterday she made contact through facebook and they talked for almost 4 hours. You should have seen the joy and happiness in his eyes. It just sucked that she had to be such an unahppy person years ago. Today she is a cancer survivor and is married for 6 years to a police officer and has a son in the marines. I am now an Auntie to 3 boys and a 9 year old little girl we call happy (her name is Madison and her nick name was Maddie so we call her Happy) So I know need to make several quilts because I have a new extended family whom I cannot wait to see. I have always wanted to be an Auntie and now I do it is like giving birth but without the pain!!!! His sister has grown up so much and is happy. I could not say that a few years ago.

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    that is great, have fun making the quilts

    Welcome, waving from Indiana, USA

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    WOW! congratulations!!!! Family is so important...nice to have that road opened up! See --- FB DOES do good!

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    What a wonderful story! It's great that you all are able to make a connection again. Best Wishes to you & your DH!

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    What a wonderful ending. I'm glad they got back together. You are going to be busy with those quilts.

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    Family is very important. Friends we can pick, but family comes along with all their quirks. Glad amends have been made.

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    AW, thats wonderful!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!

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    Can't wait to see the quilts you make :lol:

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    Wonderful that your family was able to get back together. Good luck on your quilts!

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    Bless you all! Make yourselves a small project, too, with a bit of each of the five quilts in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat
    Bless you all! Make yourselves a small project, too, with a bit of each of the five quilts in it?
    That's a neat idea!

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    It is very heartwarming to hear about families getting back together after many years apart. I have had similar experiences and know that as the years go on it gets harder and harder to get back together. My uncle has not talked to my mother in thirty years. Both are in there 80's and it was a complete misunderstanding and breakdown in communication that seperated them. Now it is too late...Mom is in a nursing home and doesn't even remember she has a brother let alone a daughter or husband. How sad!!! But very happy for you and yours!!!! You will enjoy making all those lovely quilts!!!

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    Quiltforme. Wonderful story and so glad you are having a happy family reunion. More quilts to share.

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    Now I know why I bought so many quilt kits from ebay!!! They will have a new home mixed in with some of my stash. I tried to explain to my husband why I needed to purchase new fabric he said I needed to shop my stash I said honey it is like cooking you buy the staples but you need to buy that one ingrediant to make the meal a dinner!! Let's just say he didn't have much to say after that!! I WIN!!

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    Glad this is working out for you and DH have seen this when people come back together and is always nice to see :) not that boundries aren't good!! Also when they have lost out on each other because of the old hurts, sounds like you have turned to a good, new page in the family book.

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    Well, you better get busy. Love the story and I am glad things have worked out. I can't imagine not talking to my brother.

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    Prayers do work.

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    Family is great I agree but the VERY BEST is family who are
    friends too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueDor
    Well, you better get busy. Love the story and I am glad things have worked out. I can't imagine not talking to my brother.
    My youngest brother hasn't spoken to me since our Mother
    died in 1999.
    I still haven't figured out why. I miss him terribly, I emailed him recently ; but he has chosen to ignore me. I'm so sad. :cry: :cry:

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    "My youngest brother hasn't spoken to me since our Mother
    died in 1999.
    I still haven't figured out why. I miss him terribly, I emailed him recently ; but he has chosen to ignore me. I'm so sad. "

    As you can see from Jade's story there is always hope in the future. Most of us have family members who won't talk to each other, usually over something most of the rest of the family can't understand. Sometimes you just have to wait until the other person 'grows up', hopefully before it's too late. May in Jersey

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    Quote Originally Posted by May in Jersey
    "My youngest brother hasn't spoken to me since our Mother
    died in 1999.
    I still haven't figured out why. I miss him terribly, I emailed him recently ; but he has chosen to ignore me. I'm so sad. "

    As you can see from Jade's story there is always hope in the future. Most of us have family members who won't talk to each other, usually over something most of the rest of the family can't understand. Sometimes you just have to wait until the other person 'grows up', hopefully before it's too late. May in Jersey
    May,
    Tim lives somewhere in New Jersey. I hope he hurries up and grows up already! I would love to meet my niece in person someday, I found her through Facebook.
    Sharon W.

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    Sharon, Keep in touch with your niece even if it's just through Facebook, she must be glad to have found you too. You never know what can happen. May

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    Quote Originally Posted by May in Jersey
    Sharon, Keep in touch with your niece even if it's just through Facebook, she must be glad to have found you too. You never know what can happen. May
    That's what I've been doing, May. She is a sweetie.
    Sharon

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    Wonderful story and good to hear that Facebook has success stories bringing family or friends together.

    So glad that you are absolutely delighted also, and looking forward to creating quilts of love for your new nieces and nephews etc.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    My husband and I have been married for 7 years and have known each other for 10. The first time I met his family was 1 month into dating him I traveled to CA to meet them. This was the first and last time I saw his mother. It was also the first time in a long time that my husband and his sister talked. She was really nice and I enjoyed her company. The only drawback over the next 2 years is the phone calls for money. I finally told him that if I am marrying him he needs to atleast let me in on the money aspect. He agreed and that stopped. Then we married I invited her and her friend to come with me to Las Vegas to Celine Dion in concert for my gift to my wedding party. Well lets just say that was the last time I really had anything to do with her. I was about 2 years later after some bitter calls that I finally told her that her brother was dead to her and to stop calling. That was 4 years ago and as time has gone on so have we. I could see it in my husbands eyes there was always something missing. It was heavy on my heart to pray for the reconciliation and it seems he was doing the same. Yesterday she made contact through facebook and they talked for almost 4 hours. You should have seen the joy and happiness in his eyes. It just sucked that she had to be such an unahppy person years ago. Today she is a cancer survivor and is married for 6 years to a police officer and has a son in the marines. I am now an Auntie to 3 boys and a 9 year old little girl we call happy (her name is Madison and her nick name was Maddie so we call her Happy) So I know need to make several quilts because I have a new extended family whom I cannot wait to see. I have always wanted to be an Auntie and now I do it is like giving birth but without the pain!!!! His sister has grown up so much and is happy. I could not say that a few years ago.


    that is nice and lucky, wish my husb's sister would grow up but at 70 there's NO HOPE, and his brother--older even worse.

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