Monday, May 21, 2012
Bloggers' Quilt Festival has inspired my post today. Recently my Mom passed away which has been absolutely devastating. Needless to say my family and I have been trying to get through these last weeks minute by minute, hour by hour. I am an only child and have now lost both parents in a span of 6 1/2 months. I say this not to sound like a victim but because I truly am amazed how life as we know it can change in an instant. I am trying to stay focused on the love that my Mom has always given to me, my husband, two stepsons and our two little girls. That is what saddens me the most....they only were able to know Grandma for a precious 4 years, and in the case of my youngest daughter, 17 months. I try to keep her memory alive every day with them so they can always know they were thoroughly adored by their Grandma. I never knew in making this quilt that it would hold such special significance now. I made this quilt, my second official quilt, back in 2008 as a Christmas present for my Mom. Looking back, it certainly isn't my best work, but it was definitely made with lots of love.