Friday, November 21, 2008

Weekend Chat: What Feels Like Home? Thanksgiving

My grandmother, Minnie owned a cleaning service in Miami, Florida, but her passion was quilt-making. She made me a quilt for a college, made Selah a quilt before she was born, and then another one for when she would get bigger. And before she died she was working on my wedding quilt. I am not married.

The last few days have been very cold, and so I pulled out our quilts and put them in our beds. Selah hers and mine. And the unfinished wedding quilt I decided to complete for grandma. Last night after I tucked Selah in her quilt and snuggled in mine, I remembered her smell and began to miss her. I have been having family issues.

This morning my mom woke me up to tell me that my great-aunt Kate(my grandmother's twin) had passed through the night. I exhaled and cried. I did. I knew that my grandmother had touched me last night and her spirit was bring Aunt Kate home. I miss her more.

This weekend's chatterbox question isn't so much a question, but an opportunity for us to give thanks. Thanksgiving in the United States is next week. So the question is:


What feels like home to you? What are you most thankful for?

4 comments:

Julette Millien said...

hi - just posted and something went wrong.

To sum up - Thank you for sharing and my condolences on your Aunt's passing.

Aren't memories great - I treasure mine. My mom passed during the holidays 4 yrs ago. She was love in action.
The quilts, your grandma's spirit preparing you is all so special.
Thank you.
Julette ♥

JC Martin said...

Dee my condolences to you and your family. It's always hard when you lose a loved one, even harder around the holidays.

My mother makes all of us crocheted blankets. It's like a blanket of love and devotion.

conarnold said...

What a special treasure to have your grandma's quilts and special memories! My sympathy to you in the loss of your great-aunt, Dee. I have posted several Thanksgiving poems lately, including on my blog and my website. I'm so thankful for God's love and all the blessings that come from Him! Thank you for sharing this lovely post.

SacredGlo said...

Dee, Thanks for sharing and you have my sincere condolences. Quilting is one of my passions. I want to assure you that a lot of love is your quilts.

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