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Friday, February 6, 2015

Group Hug!!

I know that many of you who read this little blog were a part of this, and I wanted to have a chance to thank you for your overwhelming show of support. This was a GIANT group hug! My daughter got the idea to see if she could get people to send me lots of cards to have after my surgery. She hijacked my facebook friends and as many of my blogging friends as she could reach. She asked them to spread the news. She had them send everything to her house. All this was happening before and during the holidays, when we are all overwhelmed with busy-ness anyway.

And boy, did you all reach out and hug! When they came to see me the Saturday after I came home, they made me shut my eyes while they carried things in. To say I was shocked would be an understatement. I know how wonderful and generous quilters are, especially to one of their own. I have been a part of this community for a number of years and have participated in many such things and it always makes me feel so good. To be on the receiving end was an amazing feeling.
 I received cards, both funny and supportive. I got letters and some lovely little fabric and quilty gifts.
 There were store bought and handmade, both equally as touching and beautiful.
 They came from all over the world, which was truly amazing to my daughter and son-in-law. They had no idea of the reach of the long arms of the quilter's community.
And many of the children who touch my life, near and far drew pictures that were sent to me. That was most touching of all. So many rainbows.

My recovery is a long way from complete, but I will take these out and look at them any time I am feeling blue and need a pick-me-up. It reminds me of how much I am loved and how much I have to look forward to when I can fully participate in quilting again. I love you all and I thank you more than you could ever know for this group hug.
Love,
Charlotte-Grammie Q

9 comments:

  1. What a lovely show of support! When I talk about my "blog" friends to my "real" friends... they really don't understand the concept. We bloggers may never have met each other in person, but we follow blogs and with time, get to know the writers and become internet friends. We care and want the best for them. May you continue to recover, heal, and get on with life (and quilting) !! God Bless.

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  2. Jeanie is so right! Only a blogger understands the friendships that are formed through blogging. I wish you a quick and speedy recovery!

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  3. What a lovely showing of support. We do all care about the people that touch our lives. Support means a lot. Know we care.

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  4. how wonderful so many showed you how vital you are to our community...to blessings all around you today,tomorrow and always.

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  5. To be surrounded with love and hugs and support near and far is a tribute to how wonderful and Supportive you are Grammie Q. May you be healed and better than new. Blessings to you and your family and that very special thoughtful daughter of yours.

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  6. How wonderful to have such sweet blogging friends. I hope your recovery is speedy and that you will soon be on the mend.

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  7. I was more than happy to be a part of bringing you some extra sunshine during your recovery.

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  8. Prayers continue for your quick recovery!

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  9. Isn't it wonderful all the support you receive from all over the world, from people you never met and may never meet? Your daughter is the best for doing this for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you during your recovery.

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