Monday, July 27, 2015
Karma and My Mother's Altruism
Have you heard of those long-married couples who die just days apart? After my dad died last July, I kept looking at my mom. Her Alzheimer's robbed her of all memories, and she was just mostly pleasantly blank. When she died in December, we all felt a wonderful sense of relief.
My quilty friends have been with me for the past five years and through this journey with my folks. After my mom died, I shared with them the family's request: that acts of charity be done in my mom's honor. I also apparently said (and I don't remember this but I'm sure it's true) to not make me a quilt.
This weekend I was with some of my quilty besties, and at dinner Friday night they presented me with this quilt. And the proviso attached is that this quilt be given to someone or some organization in honor of my mom Joanne Marie Long White. I am eager to talk with my sister and brothers and see what thoughts they have about to how best to gift this quilt.
When the girls told me I must give this away, I said, "But but but but but what if I love this and can't give it away?" They laughed - heartily, I might add - and said they knew I would say this. And that's when they....
Stay tuned for tomorrow's blog post. My heart is too full to tell the rest of this story today.