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Thread: Just want to share

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    I gifted one of my first quilts. I gave it to a 17 yr. old boy we have know all his life. He is in foster care and comes to my home when he visit is nanny. Him and my son are the same age. I did not expect the reaction he had when i got home from work and he had already opened his gift from us. He just grab me and gave me the biggest hug. All he could say is this took a really all time to make and that he will cherish it. It just made me all :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D on the inside. The label I even gifted to him.

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    That is Awesome! That quilt will last forever and longer in his heart!

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    Its nice to hear that there are still kids out there that appriciate people and the things they do for them. Not all children these days are as lucky as that young man. Sounds like even though his had a troubled life he understands what real love really is. Hugs to you both. Thanks for sharing your story, I think the most inspiration story I heard so far on quilt giving for the season.

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    Thank you for sharing your story. It lifted my spirit.

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    Hugs all around!

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    How Wonderful!

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    That is just the best story of love. He will forever remember you and his quilt.

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    You are a blessing to this young man. Keep up the great work.

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    WOooooo! I'm so glad he loved it. And, I'm so glad you put in the time...it's clear that this quilt will be cherished!

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    that is a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.

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    Oh how wonderful!! He will never forget this as long as he lives. You are such a special lady for doing this.

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    Such a wonderful thing to do. Its probably one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for him. No doubt he will keep that the rest of his life. WAY TO GO!!!

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    Really a very nice gift to a very special young man ! You are both blessed.

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    What a wonderful experience.

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    The first year DD and SIL were dating, I knitted him a sweater for Christmas. I thought he was going to burst into tears. He said no one had ever made anything for him before. I make sure he gets one hand made gift every year and he still really appreciates them.

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    It's great when someone knows a quilt given is really a great big hug!!

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    Aw, that is so nice! Hugs!

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    So glad to hear that someone so young appreciates the love, time and effort you put into making the quilt. I have read so much about people who don't appreciate handmade (I call them heartmade) presents that it really has dampened my enthusiasm. I feel rejuvenated.

    Kudos to you for doing this for him.

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    Kudos to you for making him a quilt that he will treasure! Hugs make it all worthwhile.

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    Thank you for sharing your love with someone else. No matter the age, having something to call your own is a comfort. Blessing you.

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    Wonderful!!!!!!! He's a young man that has learned to appreciate anything he gets, I'll bet.

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    That is so wonderful that he loved the quilt so much. Bet it touched your heart a lot to see the joy on his face.

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    Thanks for posting. You brought happy tears to my eyes :)

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    That is so sweet!

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    That is a sweet story, and uplifting for the season.

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