Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
There have been a few times in my life when I was truly blessed beyond measure. The first was to be born in a loving family. The second was to have two daughters with an outstanding man. Mark and I married in 1973 when we were just babies, really, with no clue who we were or what marriage was. We hung in there for 17 years and two daughters. Then the next surprising blessing occurred, we became very good friends after our divorce! Here is Mark with his wife, also my good friend, Pam and their quilt. Mark and Pam are always invited to my family events because although we are not married anymore, Mark is still family to me, our children and their families, my siblings and their families and my parents. Folks are usually pretty astounded with this happily blended family and we are pretty pleased with it too!
Pam tells me this story about the actual picture taking:
"It probably took us longer to get the picture taken then for Ginnie to make the quilt At least we provided some entertainment for the travelers on Kennedy (the street next to their house)! It was fairly hilarious watching Mark set the camera up on the hood of the car and then run to the quilt before the shutter clicked ... Thank you Ginnie this is such a treasure!"
My definition of family is people who you can count on, who will be there for you, who know who you are and what you believe in, even if they do not believe exactly as you do. For all my days, I know that Mark and Pam will be there for me, my family, and our children. Thank you guys for being friends and family all these years. Enjoy your quilt and have a Merry Christmas.