Tuesday, May 18, 2010

He GETS it!

A few years ago, I gave Jason a Spiderman quilt for Christmas. At the time, he didn't seem all that excited, and I was glad that I hadn't gone all out - it was just a panel to which I added some borders and then hand quilted. It lives on his bed (the top bunk) and he uses it every night.
Fast forward to last night, the sleepy conversation that my husband and I have nearly every night as we are falling asleep after those long days that parents have.
Me (as he is getting into bed): Did you check on the kids?
Him: Yup.
Me: Were they covered up?
Him: They weren't, but they are now.
Me: I don't understand why they don't use their covers... (I'm one of those people who likes three blankets, who likes to feel weight on me when I'm sleeping)
Him: Well, Jason told me why he doesn't like to use his sheet.
Me: Why?
Him: Because it blocks the love from the quilt you made him. He wants the quilt right up against his skin.
Me (softly, and loving that kid just a little bit more, even though I thought I loved him all I could already): Oh.

18 comments:

Becky said...

What a kid!!!

Barb said...

You are raising one wonderful young man. Well done.

Char said...

Oh that's so wonderful(as a tear runs down my cheek) such a sensitive son you have.

Trish said...

This brough tears to my eyes...isn't it great when our kids say or do something that makes us realize they really are paying attention to the things we do and say out of love for them?

Auntie Em said...

He really does get it! What a sweet story! Thanks for sharing....it gives us all hope. ;-)

Auntie Em said...

P.S. When are we going to hear more about the basketball game with Obama?

Livin' Blue Quilter said...

Doesn't that just make your heart sing? Beautiful story. Robin

Shirleymac said...

Oh my gosh, that is sooo sweet!

cozy quilter said...

Obviously the quilt has love in every stitch! I tell my daughter the same thing! She gets it too.

Judi said...

I'm getting teary eyed reading this. I'm so glad he gets it.

Adam was grinning from ear to ear when I asked him about the game.

Nancy said...

Oh, wow!! Tears here too! Didn't you just want to go hug him right them???

Quilter said...

Oh man that is just toooooooooo cute!!!! How did the husbands basket ball game go? Sam xox

Riel said...

Love it! That is SO sweet!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

aawwwhhh!!!! LOVE that!!
my girl won't let me put a sheet on her bed... She also did not give me that for an answer! ;-)

dobco said...

Those touching moments sure warms a mom's heart!

Pat said...

I think your quilts are most beautiful, my dear friend. Thank you for sharing. Happy Quilting!

Gene Black said...

Now that boy knows something important: When someone makes something just for you, love is one of the best parts!

Kristin said...

Awwwww, that is too sweet. I wish I had the talent to quilt!