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  •  Your quilts are everywhere, Sara (19+ / 0-)

    Dialysis centers, sick rooms, lonely apartments, chemo stations ...

    They're wrapped around caregivers, the brokenhearted, the dying, and - in more and more cases - around people finding good health at the end of a long journey.

    The two most moving, for me, have appeared in the last two days: the quilt on stumpy's grave, and this quilt around bleeding ♥'s dying niece.

    You are a miracle, Woman.

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    by KelleyRN2 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 02:11:41 PM PST

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    •  Thank you, Nurse Kelley... (10+ / 0-)

      this means a lot to me.

      I was bawling when I saw the pictures from stumpy's service -- all the loving messages on the quilt placed on his final resting place.  That quilt was a vehicle for a lot of people's love and respect for him.

      This picture of Elaine -- there is a quality in Elaine's expression that reminds me of my mother in her hospice bed -- and I cry for her.

      I am so sorry she has had this suffering...

      The Community Quilt Project now has a website! More quilts here...

      by Sara R on Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 03:26:55 PM PST

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      •  Sara, your beautiful quilt (7+ / 0-)

        will live on and continue to give comfort to a grieving family when the time comes. And like Nurse Kelley says, your quilts are all over the country.

        Think about that: how many people have their handiwork, made with love, all over the country?

        That is a difficult picture to look at. Even if you didn't know what was going on, you would by looking at the picture. I'm sorry it brings back hard memories, but I hope it also reminds you of your mother's love.

        You are one special lady. I read your Stumpy diary. What a hard day this has been for you.

        Hugs to you.

        You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else. -- Sir Winston Churchill

        by bleeding heart on Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 04:35:36 PM PST

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        •  The thing about my mother's (4+ / 0-)

          time in hospice in her home -- every moment counted.  Every kind word, every kiss, every hug counted big time.  And all those things are banked in my heart for as long as I will live.

          I have the same sense that this is what is going on with Elaine.  She is using every precious moment well -- and so are you.  She is handling this difficult illness with extreme grace -- and so are you.

          All the precious moments will be with you for as long as you live.  

          Bless you, bless Elaine, bless all her loved ones.

          The Community Quilt Project now has a website! More quilts here...

          by Sara R on Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 06:21:10 PM PST

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          •  Thank you, Sara. (4+ / 0-)

            I will pass on your kind words and say who they came from: the lady who made the quilt.

            This entire episode, despite the heartbreak of loss, with all the gerosity of the community, has been so heartwarming. The response has been overwhelming. The family is touched and a dying young woman was moved enough to do something very heroic. Many miracles.

            I, too, treasure every one of them.

            Blessing to you and your mother. May she rest in peace. As she watches over you these days, she must be very, very proud of you.

            You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else. -- Sir Winston Churchill

            by bleeding heart on Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 06:30:54 PM PST

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