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    makes it all worth it.

    When I first started quiliting a few years ago the second quilt was a lap quilt that I made was for my youngest son who was in his 20's. He left for an 8 week military training and drove 15 hours to the base. Once he got there he took a picture of the quilt I made on his bed there and sent me a text from his phone and the picture. And said thanks mom this kept me warm and thinking of home during my stops along the way. He sleeps with the quilt each night at the base. He said it reminds him of home but has one wish...wish it was longer and asked if I could make him another so he can have it reach from head to toe. That was enough to bring a tear to my eyes.

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    what a wonderfully heartwarming story. thanks for sharing and please thank him for his service.
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    I love it when I see my family use my quilts.
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    loved the story. also from here, thank him for his service.

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    Please thank him for his service to our country.

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    Aww what a great story. Thank him for his service to our country and God Bless Him!
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    makes every stitcj worth it!! Good for you!

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    This is where we need a LOVE button. Thanks to him for his service.
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    What a great feeling that your quilt gave him a part of home away from home. I would also like to thank him for his service. It is such a sacrifice to leave home and all that we love for service to one's country. I wish every military person could have a quilt from home.

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    Wonderful story and thank him for me as well for his service. I would feel so blessed that my son felt my quilt gave him a piece of home and love. Beautiful!!!
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    Get off the computer and go make that sweet boy a BIG quilt!
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    I bet you make that new quilt in record time! God bless your son.

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    I have a son who is a soldier also - please thank your son for his service to our country!! I love this story. It's always good to know our quilts are used and loved. When my daughter first moved away from home, pretty far away, I made her a small lap quilt for her birthday. She was out to a birthday dinner with her fiance and his family when she opened my package. She call me crying and saying how much she needed something from home because she was very homesick. My now son-in-law's mother e-mailed me later that night and told me how my daughter had sat in the restaurant during the rest of the dinner with my quilt wrapped around her shoulders.
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    Talk about love in a quilt! Please send our thanks and graditude for his service.

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    Sounds like you have raised one terrific son. Thank him for me also and thanks for sharing such a heart warming story. What a good way to start the day.

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    Heart warming story, brought a tear to my eyes. Tell Him thanks for His service and pray that God watches over Him. He sounds like such a loving Son, better get started on that special quilt, lol....great family
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    I have made my DGSs quilts (or fleece blankets) for when they go off to college. I got the most wonderful hugs from them. The older one told me that when he went off to Virginia Tech a couple years ago, his roommate asked where he got the cool blanket. He told him his Grannie made it for him. He even takes it on camping trips. It makes life worthwhile to know our "boys" appreciate our quilts. They tell me that it is like one big hug from me every time they use them. Now what can be better than that?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt View Post
    Get off the computer and go make that sweet boy a BIG quilt!
    ditto. And thank him for us!

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    What a wonderful story. This brought a tear to my eye. My son is also in the military and recently came home from deployment in Qatar - one year! Hopefully this will be his only tour - but while he was gone, I made him a quilt, all by hand. I am holding onto it for Christmas - but if he's sent back, I'll give it to him early - hopefully he can take it with him! (not that he will need it over there, as it's extremely hot - but will remind him of home).

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    Wow! I'm impressed that the military would let him use it! That's wonderful that he has it and that it is so comforting to him!

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    Awe, so sweet! God Bless him!
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    What a nice heart felt story. You sound like a loving Mom and your son sounds like a very loving son. God bless him for his service. My dh is retired Air Force.
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    I bet you started a new quilt!!! Love the story and I thank your son for serving his country!

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    That is wonderful! I didn't think they would let them take something like that with. Glad to hear they do. My oldest grandson left in July for basic training. We are planning on going to see him graduate.
    Thank your son for me for serving!
    God Bless Him and the rest of the troops!

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    Thank him for his service for our freedom, God bless you as his Mom.the quilt
    I'm sure was a blessing to him.
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