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Got the final stitches in the binding done on Thanksgiving, while letting the turkey get "settled". This is for our youngest son. I'm hanging on to it for a while as I am going to put it in a quilt show in March before handing it over to him - LOL. He's had a lot of crossroads in his young life (he's 24). Some he made good choices about and some not so good, but he's really turned himself around and when he hits one of those crossroads now he is making much better choices. The major crossroad that started his turn around was in his senior year of high school when in the middle of the night he came into our room with deep deep sobbing. He told us he finally figured out why he woke up angry every day of his life... it was being abandoned by his birth parents. I had been working for years and years on this as I saw it very early, but it wasn't until he came to terms with it that we could really fix it. What a moment that was. His birth mom loved him and wanted to keep him, but was single and unemployed and didn't want that kind of life for him. Birth dad, on the other hand, never owned up to being his dad. We got him when he was 3 weeks old. What a journey it has been.

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Comment by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on November 29, 2009 at 6:11pm
Hey Barb this is a great quilt. Is this for CJ? He is going to love it!!!
Comment by Debbie Snyder/WA on November 29, 2009 at 10:01am
YEAH! Love it. Your DS is going to go ga-ga over this beauty. He'll know it's made with the love of a mother and will cherish it always.
Comment by Kate in OK on November 29, 2009 at 5:04am
B.J. What a great gift you've given and have been given. To raise a son that has learned how to face the hard stuff and do the right thing is no easy task (I'm still hoping that I'm getting it right with my 10 year old). Thank you for sharing your and your son's success.

The guilt is great too. Just right for a guy. You'll have to let us know how it does in the quilt show.
Comment by Ally Bryant on November 28, 2009 at 7:14pm
BJ. You couldn't have pick a better quilt for him and you need to do a little write up to remind him how far he has come and each and everyone of have choices in our lives to make and with God's help we make the right decision. What a beautiful gift.
Comment by Karin Thomsen on November 28, 2009 at 6:54pm
BJ. what a tribute to your son and a very warming story...may the Lord continue to bless you and your family in the days ahead...
hugs, Karin
Comment by vicki l childs on November 28, 2009 at 6:32pm
your quilt is very nice. you do get alot accomplished, things are always happening at our house so if i plan to go to the sewing room seems like something always comes up. But I am blessed to have 3 of our 4 children live in the same town so with all the grandkids there is always something going on. tomorrow i will retreat to the sewing room to make 2 stockings for two of the newer grandkids. and i am going to cook a turkey tomorrow so we can have turkey sandwiches and stuff.
Comment by valma honeyfield on November 28, 2009 at 5:19pm
What a striking quilt, and one your son will enjoy using, not only to keep warm, but to remind him of the choices he has to make.
Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on November 28, 2009 at 5:04pm
BJ, this is a beautiful quilt and such a meaningful one. This will always be a reminder to your son that he can make the right choices at those crossroads and that he has your support at those difficult times. He is blessed to have you. Carol
Comment by Sharon Reeves on November 28, 2009 at 4:48pm
BJ, I love your DS's quilt and the colors. It lookes like a guy quilt. Your story is quite amazing and the way you've helped him through this agonizing period of his life, is wonderful. You and DH sound like great parents.
Comment by Ada Funnell on November 28, 2009 at 4:06pm
B.J. is is a great quilt and quite suitable for a young man. He is the same age as my grandson who had a number of crossroads to cross. I know you and your husband must be very proud of him and it is with your love and support that got him thru his hidden troubles. God bless.

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