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Thread: My Mother's Prayer Quilt

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    My Mother's Prayer Quilt

    My life has turned upside down these past few months. My Mother has Alizhiemers, and most of you who have dealt with this know what a horrible disease this is. On New Year's Eve she was put into a nursing home. She had broke her arm the day before and that night took the cast off and fell again waking my Dad. She did a lot more damage that time. Then in the middle of the month my DH had a mole removed, it came back cancer. At the first of Febr. my Mother had a stroke and was put in the hospital with phnemonia. My sister and Dad both called to say I should come home to Nebr. My DH canceled his scheduled surgery to go home with me. Dr. said it could go either way with her. While I was there and from all the prayers being said for her she recovered and even got some of her swallowing back but not enough to sustain her so we had to make the call to put a feeding tube in her stomach. I am glad to say she is doing much better and back at the home. She is unable to go back home at this time and may never. My DH and I came home so he could have his surgery to remove the area around his mole on his back. It was between his shoulder blades and is a hard place to heal because of the area it is in. I am glad to say his report came back no cancer in the surrounding area. I finished this quilt for my Mother. It is her prayer quilt. I quilted it with praying hands for the number of people praying for her. I quilted crosses for her beautiful faith. I quilted roses for her inner and outer beauty. She taught me how to sew and it has led me to this. I hope you enjoy her prayer quilt. I put minkie on the back to make it soft for her. Thank you all for looking at my Mother's quilt.
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    Very beautiful!!
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    So sorry to hear how difficult things have been. But, that is a lovely quilt.
    Blessings from Janice

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    ​That is beautiful. So glad your prayers were answered. You could hang it on the wall in her room.

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    Lovely quilt. Sorry for your difficult start to the year. Take care of yourself.
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    I wish all of your family well and thats a very nice quilt.

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    Beautiful, My prayers are with you and your family.

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    I hope making this healing quilt helped you to heal a little too.
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    it is a very horrible disease and very unfair. Keep the Faith and hang in there. thoughts and Prayers and the quilt is beautiful for sure.

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    It is so hard to deal with aging issues in our parents, somehow as long as they are around, part of us can still be a kid. I know the fears you've gone through, I've lost both of my parents and it's hard to face.

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    Very beautiful!

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    Lovely quilt!!!!!

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    VERY BEAUTIFUL! This project, i know, has given peace, comfort and encouragement to you. I will continue prayers for you and family.

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    Great quilt!
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    My prayers are offered for your family. Remember to breathe.

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    God will hold you close on this journey. My heart goes out to you. It is an absolutely gorgeous quilt!!
    It all about the Journey!! Enjoy It

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    Sorry to hear life has been so difficult, but happy to hear DH is going to be okay. What a lovely quilt and the meaning of using the representation of each item. Prayer can give us so much comfort while going through difficulties.
    Always in Stitches,

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    I can feel your love for your mother as I viewed the pictures of this quilt. You did a wonderful job with it and I am sure it will bring her comfort when she uses it. I will lift your mother in my prayers today. God Bless!
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    Wonderful quilt. May God bless you, your Mom and all your family
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    Sounds like life is a difficult thing right now but you seem to know where to turn for comfort. I took care of an aunt with alzhiemers and it is no fun. Now I think my husband is going into it. Prayers go up for you.
    A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway.

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    Use it on her. she will feel the love. It is tough to become the Mother instead of the daughter. I'm doing that with my sister now in a nursing home. Barny

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    What a beautiful quilt you made for your dear Mother. Made me stop and say a prayer for you and your family.

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    So sorry hear about you mom She will love te soft minki fabic
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    It seems to all come at once, but you will get thru this. Your quilt is beautiful, and I love the meanings behind all the stitches. I'm fairly new here, but have gotten to recognize most everyone on this website, and they are all remarkable people who are there for you when you need to express yourself. Take care, and keep quilting.... it will keep you sane!

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    A beautiful tribute to your Mother and your faith. Seems like the difficulties come in bunches, don't they. We are all pulling for you thru this rough patch.
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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