Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
t's been a long while since I visited this site and I have missed the creativity, advice, and conversations you all give. It was a rough winter, not only weather wise (I din't mind that, the one benefit to cold and snow is more quilting time), but I lost my son in December to a horrible brain disease. My son was developmentally delayed and suffered from a disease much like ALS. He was my "special" needs son. He was special. but not because of his illness or disabilities, he was special because of his smile, his love of life, his gentleness, his eagerness to help everyone ?have the best day ever". His death has left a huge hole in my life and heart, but his smile and his "I got this mom" helps me to go on. And I do, I go on because he taught me that no matter what life throws our way, we are strong and we don't give in. And we go on with a smile. In the end, he didn't give in, he fought the illness with bravery and always with a smile. ......
I have been quilting like a crazy woman, pushing myself to heal, and to create. Quilting is my therapy and has given me moments of peace and distraction. I am working on learning FMQ and I will not let it beat me. Oh, it is frustrating and challenging but I don't give up easily. Some day I will say "I got this".