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Thread: LAST UPDATE: Black, White, Red Quilt...

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    LAST UPDATE: Black, White, Red Quilt...

    I will start out with a little history first, so the rest of the story fits. The guy holding the pillow is a young guy we took into our home and became a part of our family for life. He did not have a great home life at all with his mom, and she had kicked him out when he had just turned 16. So we took him in to our home, as one of our own. He was soooooo very close to his grandma, (closer to her then his own mother) but she lived almost 3 hours from us. So they talked several times a week and she would drive over to see him every couple of weeks. He did not want to leave our area to go live with her, because he had two younger sisters he wanted to stay close with. He also had no idea who his dad was... so he had a very rough childhood. His grandma made that pillow for him to give to me as a thank you for taking her grandson in... no gifts were needed...(she passed away 6 years ago) BUT... grandma and I also made a pack, she would like the pillow to go back to him upon my death.. or when I felt it was time. So I placed the quilt I made for them in a box and on the top of that quilt...I placed that pillow..along with a note what his grandma wanted. So the guy holding the pillow is the groom, the woman holding the quilt is the bride, the two guys holding the quilt up are my oldest two sons. The look on the guys face is me explaining in detail what his grandma and I had talked about and him trying to not sob uncontrolable, while his wife is crying.. by the time I was done explaining, there was not a dry eye in the house. His uncle, who he is very close to, said he knew Jeremy and our family were close, but never realized how close until that weekend...those tears were both sad/happy tears.. then sad to say...the sad tears took over full force on Monday morning when his new brides sister found her hubby dead in bed next to her at 5 am...
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    Wow what a story and happy you took him in. Beautiful quilt and sad also for what has happened. You are right sad and happy tears. A very over wheeling week.
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    Beautiful quilt and very touching story. Your generosity is amazing. Sad for the death news too.
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    Family is not built on blood alone...it comes from the heart. You and your family are wonderful people to make this young man and his bride welcome in your family love. What a great gift you gave him!

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    Your story is both happy and sad but I am sure he knows you are his angel here on earth and grandma in heaven ~ he is so very lucky to have you and his family to care for him. God Bless You. Oh yes the quilt is beautiful too.

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    Such a sad/happy/sad story. That quilt and pillow obviously mean a lot to that young couple.

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    What a wonderful time to give him the pillow his grandma made. It's a wedding gift from her by way of you. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful and it's great that they appreciated it so much.
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    great quilt
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    Wow, incredibly special.
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    Wonderful story and sad too!! Pass the Kleenex please!

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    Sometimes family is not what you are born into, but a gift from which we draw our strengths, share love and laughter, and give. This is what you all have. You are all truly blessed. The quilt is beautiful.

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    Beautiful quilt and a heart touching story. God bless you and the newly-wed couple. I pray also that God will comfort the sister in this time of grief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serenitybygrace View Post
    Beautiful quilt and a heart touching story. God bless you and the newly-wed couple. I pray also that God will comfort the sister in this time of grief.

    Much better said by her than by me. I agree with all she said.
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    Wow!! What a tear jerker. I need a hankie! the quilt is lovely. Grandma would smile!!
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    Such a touching story. Very nice quilt for them. God Bless all of you.
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    very nice quilt

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    Awesome job all around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by serenitybygrace View Post
    Beautiful quilt and a heart touching story. God bless you and the newly-wed couple. I pray also that God will comfort the sister in this time of grief.
    Ditto. As I wipe my tears I thought GOD bless you all. There are angels on earth YOU are one of them. Best wishes to all of you. BrendaK
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    God Bless you and your family! Your story is a beautiful one, I cried reading it. Blessing to the happy young couple! The pillow and quilt are both beautiful! A very sad ending to your story and prayers to the wife for her loss.
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    Oh, my! Such a sad story, so one must look for a silver lining here, for sure. Good times must surely be ahead! The quilt and pillow will surely become lifetime treasure. I found this saying online and used it on the label of a portrait quilt of my brother in law several months ago after he passed away.
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    o.k. now I'm crying. such a beautiful story and sorry for the unhappy ending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Carol View Post
    Your story is both happy and sad but I am sure he knows you are his angel here on earth and grandma in heaven ~ he is so very lucky to have you and his family to care for him. God Bless You. Oh yes the quilt is beautiful too.
    Couldn't have said it better!
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    Sounds like your newest sons sister in law needs some of that family huggin' too. Sad. I'm sure he was way to young. You are a loving soul and I am sure grandma has put in a good word for you. I hope your family can be as supportive to your new daughter-in-laws sister as you were to your new son. God bless you and yours.

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    Life has a way of throwing things at us that we never dreamed we were capable of doing. Never turn away a stanger, it my our Lo"bad" kid, but have known several "bad" parents. Your reward is waiting in heaven. God Bless your whole family

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    Great story!!!!

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