Wednesday, October 10, 2007

OMG....look what she sent me



I recently reconnected with a longtime family friend. Our families grew up together in a small village in Canada. I don't really remember the particulars but it was after having lost a sister in an accident that my parents and I went to Canada and they left me with her family for a change of pace.



When I tell you they took me in as one of their own..... they were so wonderful to me. From that day on, I was part of the family. Memere, the grandmother, was a quilter. There was always a quilt in the frame. She made wonderful quilts and always told me she would make me one when I got married. Sadly she passed on before that and I never did get my quilt.



Anyways, Yvonne, that is her name also, and I were like two halves of a whole. She was such a good friend to me....the kind of friend that you never have to explain your self to. We sure had some good times growing up. She got married and started a family. I did the same and we kinda lost touch. We always knew what was going on with each other through our Moms but we both just somehow left it at that. We got back in touch with each other last year because of a visit they had with my Dad. We exchanged a few emails and such here and there and discovered that we both quilted....that was all we needed.



Well now we are in touch pretty much on a daily basis. It's like we were never apart. She even convinced me to get a webcam so we could visit and it's been a wonderful thing. I got a package from her today. I was so overwelmed....the tears started flowing. She sent me the best of the quilts that she had left from Memere along with a framed picture of her. Words can't even begin to touch how I feel but I do know that I am very blessed!

10 comments:

Libby said...

What a treasure! How happy for you have a piece of Memere's work for your very own after these years . . . it's like receiving a long awaited hug from her. Enjoy *s*

Bren said...

Awww. I have tears too. What a wonderful thing!!!

Erin said...

I am sure she is looking down from heaven smiling..oh how nice...I want to cry..happy tears..every stitch is a hug, remember that!

mar said...

oh this brought tears to my eyes, what a wonderful gift, what a wonderful friend!

Vicky said...

I'm sobbing, too! What a special treasure you have! It's gorgeous!

(Hugs)

Gail said...

What a beautiful story-I, too am teary eyed.

Vicki W said...

What an incredibly touching story! How wonderful to have such a friend and now this wonderful treasure. Just more proof that money isn't everything.

Teresa said...

That's so wonderful and special! But special people deserve special friends.

Nan said...

Such a lovely story! What a wonderful gift from a very special friend. Thank you for sharing - you brought tears to my eyes.

Kim said...

What a great story and it's truly wonderful that you've found a long-lost friend! We sure can't have to many friends! And now you also have a wonderful quilt to remind you of Memere and your childhood--that's really special too!