Monday, March 11, 2013

Porch Time Quilt in Denmark

Here's proof my quilt made it to the lovely country of Denmark. This photo should be the third one down, but I wanted to highlight it as I love Lene and love seeing her beaming face!
Here she is before seeing the quilt, but reading the letter I sent along. Seeing her two sons casually touching her makes me cry!!

I got to see my son this weekend for the first time since he has returned from his trip, and he gave me this gift from Lene. She said she made these while he was visiting using the colors in the quilt. It is so like her to be generous and thinking of others.
My son posted this on Facebook while he was away. The top photo was the first time they had met at the AFS exchange building in Denmark in 2005. The lower photo was taken before he left for home February 2013. Lene's hair started falling out from chemo while he was there.

51 comments:

  1. Making me cry, too! *sniffle-sniffle*

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  2. So touching...I teared up too!

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  3. Your quilt is really lovely and such a thoughtful gift.

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  4. You are such a thoughtful person. The smile on her face is priceless. Love, love, love the quilt and LOVE the pics of your son with them...before and after.

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  5. Very touching and a lovely gift.

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  6. NOW this is why we quilt!! Definitely a teary, touching moment!! Thanks for sharing!!
    P

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  7. Such a wonderful quilt and one with so many layers of emotion for all of you. Thank you for sharing these photos.

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  8. She is sitting there sobbing over your letter and they are comforting their suffering mother, cancer doesn't just affect the person suffering with the cancer does it? Her sons are hurting for her and it reached us all way across the sea. Yes, I am crying too. How sweet to have captured that tenderness and for your son to recognize it for the special moment it was.

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Sewing

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  9. Tender times, Lori. How sweet of her to make the potholders in the colors from the quilt. What a difficult thing for her and her family, and how wonderful of you to send your love in a quilt to enfold her!

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  10. A touching story and your quilt made her day looking at the pictures!

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  11. This post brought tears to my eyes!!! I was having a "bummer" morning - but there are others with so much more and handle it with much more grace!

    Blessings to you and Lene!!

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  12. I cried too at the love displayed here, in so very many forms...pictures, quilts, touch...thank you.

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  13. That really touched my heart and I hope that I can get better and faster at quilt making so I can do things to bring joy into other's lives.

    Debbie

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  14. What a wonderful gift and beautiful quilt for Lene. My heart aches for her and her family but my prayers are with them as they fight this battle. I am confident that with all the love around her she will win.

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  15. Such a stunning quilt! What a wonderful, wonderful gift! : )

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  16. so touching and heartwarming......

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  17. Your post today brought me to tears.....

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  18. What a joyous moment shared in the photo!

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  19. All the moms on the world are touched by both of you I think...tears are rollong over my cheek! Good meets good...Lots of love for all of you!

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  20. Wonderful to have the photos. Very heartfelt and touching.

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  21. Thanks for sharing such a loving photo and story. Handsome son you've got there!

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  22. Your talent and generosity made her so happy. Thanks for sharing the photos and the story.

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  23. What a heart-warming moment caught on camera. Seeing her sons' thoughtful touch misted my eyes too. The look on her face shows how greatly appreciated your loving gift was.

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  24. Loving gift, loving family, loving post, thanks for sharing Lori! I stopped everything I was doing and went to a quiet place to pray for this family and yours.

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  25. A moving story for all of us to embrace, and reminds us to count our blessings. There is such emotion in Lene's face as she is reading your letter... so very touching. Bless you for your kindness. And bless Lene.

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  26. Sweet gift, sweet friendship and photo certainly captured the love!

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  27. Wonderful to read this post...so much love between you all. The quilt looks very much at home now!

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  28. What beautiful thing to share with us - I just love the now and then photo *s*

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  29. I pray for Lene's recovery, she sounds like a lovely person and so appreciative of her Porch Time quilt. Your both special people.

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  30. Lovely photos and lovely lady! She's sure to spend many a happy hour under HER quilt. Thanks for sharing the story.

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  31. It's so special seeing Lene with her quilt, but just as special are the photos of her with her caring, comforting sons. Those are priceless moments, and thank you for sharing them with us. You have a generous soul, Lori.

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  32. Such a special gift. I love the pictures of the family and how they recreated the second one. Priceless!

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  33. Very touching...thanks for sharing! What a comforting gift for Lene, very special.

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  34. What a great story, and how perfect that you were able to get this to her via your son. Fabulous.

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  35. It's a beautiful quilt, Lori. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes - you're a true friend, Lori. God Bless you!

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  36. Beautiful smile. Beautiful family. Beautiful quilt.Lovely post.

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  37. It's posts and storys like this that make blogland such a wonderful place!!!! I can see that your quilt had a major impact on the receiver, and how nice to see the love and support given to her by her sons, there is a lot of love in that home!!!!!
    You're a blessed soul Lori!!!!!

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  38. wonderful post, so touching. your such a giving person and making her happy just makes it all so worth while
    Kathie

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  39. Bought tears to my eyes Lori. Thank you for sharing this touching post.

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  40. what a gift of love of comfort you have given her -
    I loved the recreated photo - wonderful post and so touching.

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  41. Such a beautiful story of friendship and caring. Touched my heart.

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  42. That was a really wonderful thing that you did. A caring and loving thing! You are so sweet and all who know you know this is true! Take care!

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  43. All very touching. A wonderful gift to comfort. Shared love is the best !

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  44. The big smile says it all. You are very generous and kind.

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  45. What a beautiful quilt and wonderful gift! You see so much love in these photos from the gifting to one another to the family affection. Very sweet. I wish her well in her recovery.

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  46. I remember you saying "I hope she will like it". Well, you got your wish and she got sooooo much more. What a beautiful gift a quilted friendship is. Just love it. The best Hallmark moment of 2013 for sure! So touching. I wish her a speedy recovery.
    Thanks for sharing Lori. It makes me forget my little problems.

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  47. You are a real angel, Lori! And I just love the pictures of Lene with her boys including Kenny! What a gift!!

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  48. That was a kind thing to do! She is really happy with it, it must feel great your quilt was soooo welcome! Hope she is going to get better soon!

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  49. I was struck at how beautiful Lene is and I LOVE her new short hair, she looks great!

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  50. Beautiful and touching...thanks for sharing the moment with us!

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