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Monday, February 20, 2012

Leave The Light On

As a little girl when my mother would put me to bed at night, I always asked her to leave the door open and the light on.  Her reply was always, "I'll leave the door open a crack and the light from the hall will be enough."  Just a tiny sliver of light coming into the darkness, but it was enough to every now and then catch a glimpse of my mother going about her evening routine.  Enough to know that she was still there.  Alzheimer's disease is much the same...closing the door slowly until there is only a crack of light and only a glimpse of our loved one remains, but enough to know that they are still with us even if we can't see them as a whole anymore.

Leave The Light On is my contribution to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative for the month of February.

Several readers have asked how they can purchase my Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts.  If you click on the AAQI tab near the top of this page it will take you to a list of the quilts that I have donated to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.  Click on each quilt title to see a photo of the quilt and its status with the AAQI.

To see the list of all of the Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts that are for sale visit www.alzquilts.org/quiltsforsale.html

9 comments:

Diane said...

you hit the nail on the head with this one!

andsewon said...

Wonderful and touching! We lost DH's Mom to this horrid disease in 2002.Sadly she became a totally different person. We knew the real sweet Nellie was still in there and just kept on loving her. You do wonderful work for the org.

Terry said...

I really like this one, and the story that goes along with it.

evelyn said...

This has brought tears to my eyes. Memories of childhood and the door open just a crack at night. Mom passed three years ago, now free of this horrid disease. I hope I kept the door open just a crack for her.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Such a wonderful quilt to mirror a lovely memory.

Jean said...

You hit this one out of the park. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it!

Kathy P said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mother. I'm sure she's proud of your accomplishments. This quilt is just perfect.

Cheryl said...

I agree with everyone's comment's and the mention of your mother and leaving the light on was touching !!
Perfect name for a Quilt for this terrible disease .

Michele Bilyeu said...

Boy, can I relate! Love that you sew for AAQI. I'd love to add your quilts to feature them on my AAQI Liberated Challenge page.All you need to do is send my your Registration numbers...we're all Internet quilters who challenge our creative boundaries...and you do and I love your work!!!

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