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by Jennifer Jordan
(Lemoore, CA USA)

I have been quilting for years. But my mom passed away recently and I can’t seem to match colors, or a lot of stuff I should know.

From the Editor:

Hi Jennifer.

You have my sympathy. My mother and partner (in crime) in this website passed away over 10 years ago, unexpectedly from a stroke and then unsuccessful heart surgery.

It will take a while to find your footing again. I can remember sitting in my big comfy chair in the family room, laptop open struggling to write for the website. Nothing came easy. I was like that for a good 6 months.

I can reassure you though that time does heal.

While it'll never be the same, I so miss talking to her on the phone every day (she in MN and me in IL), she's in my head. I know when she'd think I'd done good, and know when she'd let me know I wasn't living up to my best work. She was pretty in your face about stuff like that.

With time, the things you loved about your Mother will come to the front of your thoughts. She'll be there for you when you're ready to listen for it. Be patient, because being ready can take a bit. It's different for everyone.

Please give yourself the gift of time to mourn and to heal. You are so worth it.


Julie Baird

PS Even so, I'd give anything to be able to talk to her again and laugh over a cafe latte. Anything.

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Feb 22, 2021
Losing a Loved One
by: Elaine DeFoor

Cherish every day with your loved ones. But also important to write down or record their stories. I am now the eldest of my family. My Mom has been gone 14 years and my grandmother’s many more.

I wish I had their stories to pass down.

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