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Sunday, October 22, 2017

My Cup Runneth Over

This quilt was made especially for
a young lady that I had never met . . .
until this weekend.
She found me on the internet
and I am so happy that she did :)
You see I have two sons that I never
mention in my posts,
because it is a long and painful story. 


But about six weeks ago 
I got an email from a young lady 
that happens to be my granddaughter. 
My son was stationed in Alaska thirty years ago,
and well, things happened that I never knew about.
Her mother didn't tell her until she was grown,
and then she started searching . . . 
and found me. 
Not only that, but she has a loving husband
and two little girls.
They are the sweetest little family.


Can you believe it?
I have a new granddaughter & two darling 
great-granddaughters.


I'm not one for sharing family photos 
on my blog . . .
so you have to take my word for it.
She is beautiful!

If you are blessed to live long enough . . .
you find that life can bring you many surprises.

The Lord has a marvelous talent for turning
sad times around and bringing forth 
wonderful and magnificent blessing from them.
I am blessed!

Thanks for visiting.
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)  

79 comments:

  1. Connie, I am happy that family found you. You have made a beautiful quilt to help with the bond. A family treasure. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Yesterday was a wonderful day and one that I will remember always. I could not be any happier :)

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  2. I am thrilled for you, what a lovely surprise blessing. Beautiful quilt.

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    1. The Lord is so good and I am truly blessed:)

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  3. What a happy surprise! And what a beautiful quilt.

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    1. A wonderful surprise and she loved her quilt, it ever brought tears :)

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  4. Oh how wonderful--I am sooo very happy for you--and hope that this new family continues to bless you with good times, love, and memories--
    enjoy the moments,di

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    1. Thank you . . . it's was a warm and wonderful day and a blessing beyond my wildest dreams.

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  6. How wonderful! Congratulations and the quilt is wonderful. What a sweet and holy gift!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to visit :)

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  7. Connie, such a lovely surprise for you!!

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  8. I’m so happy for you and for your granddaughter, what a wonderful day it must have been xx

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  9. There is sometimes much pain in the past, but the next generation can choose to reopair that hurt, and connect again with family.I am happy beyond words for you.This story has resonance for me too.

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    1. Judy it sounds like we have both been blessed :)

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  10. How wonderful. I am very happy for you. And it gives me hope for a situation in my family too.
    The quilt is beautiful.

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    1. Never give up . . . hope and faith are strong weapons.

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  11. I am so thrilled for you, Connie! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Liz, I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

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  12. .... forgot to say how much I love your quilt. It's beautiful. xx

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    1. Thank you again :) You're a sweetie pie.

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  13. You are blessed indeed! God is good! All the time!

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  14. How wonderful. Whay a nice surprise for you. Do they live close enough that you can see them often? The quilt is lovely

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    1. They live just under two hours a way to that is very nice. What a great surprise, right!

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  15. Oh, Connie, I am over-the-moon THRILLED for you !

    God is SO GOOD !

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  16. What a lovely quilt, and what a happy reason to make it. Your heart must be feeling full right now.

    Blessings~

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  17. What a blessing. And what a lovely quilt to share.

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    1. It is a wonderful surprise and I feel truly blessed.

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  18. Hi Connie, You are truly blessed. You also give out many blessings! How wonderful to have this family in your life! And two great grandchildren! I am thrilled that we have one great grandchild! Such a beautiful quilt you made for your newfound granddaughter! She will see and feel your love all wrapped up in it! I am glad that her Mom chose to tell her about you. May you have many more surprise blessing in the coming days! Nancy

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    1. Thank you Nancy, you are so sweet :)

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  19. Lovely! I am so happy for you!

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  20. What a wonderful surprise! I am so very happy for you, perfect example that God has a plan for all of us. Enjoy your family Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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    1. He does have a plan for us and when we are going through the hard times we need to remember that and know that He is there with us and has a plan. Hard times can built faith and character if we use them as a lesson instead of having a pity party :) It's not easy, but my surprise blessing is a picture of this. Some blessing are in the making for years and years before we know them.

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  21. That is a beautiful story. I am so pleased for you.

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  22. I have long and painful situations with my children, too. I am so happy for you that your granddaughter found you! What a great gift!!

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    1. I am in awe of God's love and blessing . . . this was an out of the blue surprise for me, but a long time in the making for Him . . . for everything there is a season :)

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  23. Oh Connie...rejoicing with you dear lady :)

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    1. Thank you so much . . . this is certainly something to rejoice about :)

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  24. What an amazing and wonderful turn of events! I'm so happy for you. May you have a blessed relationship with that little family, and may it help heal the wounds of long ago.

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    1. Thank you, your kindness is appreciated :)

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  25. Oh Connie, that is amazing news! A blessing indeed! Thank you for sharing with us, it made my day! And what a special gift to send her. I can see the love in it!

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    1. Hello Leigh, thank you for stopping by . . . I know I am on cloud nine . . . this is a very special blessing indeed :)

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  26. Beautiful story Connie. God has a way to bring healing in ways we don't expect. I hope your relationship continues to blossom and keeps filling your heart with joy. A quilt was a great idea.
    Love, Beca

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    1. Totally unexpected . . . I'm sure that the Good Lord was smiling when He decided the timing was right for this marvelous event and meeting:)

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  27. Such an awesome thing to happen! Grandchildren make the drudgery of raising your own children so worth while.

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    1. It is an awesome surprise and warms my heart beyond words :)

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  28. Connie, I could just cry. That is the sweetest story. Thank you for telling us this news. Your new family members are going to LOVE you!

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  29. I am so happy your granddaughter found you. What special memories will be made!! Enjoy, Janie

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    1. I'm still in awe of how blessed I am :)

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  30. Hi Connie, What a great story and Stephanie is so lucky! Your quilts are just wonderful! I always enjoy your posts from the Crafty Home Cottage! :-) Have a great week ahead and take good care!

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    1. Hello John, I am the lucky one, this is a true blessing from the Lord.

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  31. Oh Connie, I am so very happy for you, Congrats on your new family members, she will be totally thrilled and blessed to have a handmade quilt from you!!
    You are so right about the Lord turning something bad into something wonderful!!

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    1. He is always looking out for us and His timing is perfect. Our meeting on Saturday was perfect in every way . . . I am blessed :)

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  32. Oh, Connie - what a wonderful surprise and addition to your family.

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    1. Isn't it wonderful . . . I am in awe :)

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  33. That must have been such a surprise for you Connie, how lovely that she got in touch with you. She must have loved the quilt too. Sarah x

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    1. She did cry when she opened her quilt . . . I am so happy that she found me. It does my heart good to see the beauty that God can bring from past pain. He is so good!

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  34. Connie, what an absolutely lovely surprise ! Stephanie is so very fortunate to have found you, and we know you feel the same way about Stephanie. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous, with fantastic embroidery. It will be treasured forever.
    Thank you for this wonderful post. Blessings, from your friends Marina and Daryl Lynn

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    1. The two of you are so sweet. This is such a time in my life for rejoicing and being glad. Isn't it marvelous how God can turn pain and sorrow around and use it to create beauty and love . . . I am truly blessed:)

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  35. Connie, my cup runith over for you. This story made my day. God Bless you and your new family. Hugs, lj

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    1. I know, isn't it the best news ever . . . I'm doing my happy dance :) God is Good!

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  36. Connie,
    This is the nicest story and I am so happy for you! What a wonderful surprise! I am sure she will treasure this beautiful quilt forever. Thank you for sharing this "feel good" story! Enjoy your new found loves!

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    1. I am still in awe . . . it was a totally unexpected blessing of the best kind:)

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  37. Oh Connie, What wonderful news. The Lord says he redeems what the locust have eaten. I am so glad he has redeemed this gift of family to you and I am rejoicing with you. Your quilt is lovely and I know your new Granddaughter and her family will treasure it always.

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    1. I am on cloud nine . . . it is amazing how our Lord turns pain into delight:)

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  38. I'm so happy for you Connie! The quilt is gorgeous! I'm so glad that she found you and that everyone is happy about it! :)

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  39. Fabulous! I love the quilt, Connie! Perfect! Hugs.

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  40. Dear Connie, so fantastic to read this post.
    I am just so happy for you, and the quilt is lovely.

    All the best Jan

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  41. Oh, how special Connie! That is a true blessing. I know you will enjoy getting to know them. Isn't it amazing how the Lord works?

    Sometimes negative things we don't understand occur. My husband and I have just had a shocker occur that is completely unwarranted, unfair and we don't understand it but, as they say, it is what it is. As you stated, the Lord does turn things around. He works all things together for good for those who love Him. Thank you for your timely reminder!

    Have a most special day!
    D~~~~

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