What a great week! Our concert was awesome and we had many standing ovations. Not bad for some old broads. Some of my cherished moments will be seeing the faces of those who received their quilts. In the middle of our concert, we commanded the Women’s Army Corps Honor Guard to come forward. They had no idea they were to receive quilts. Their faces showed it all but yet they were in uniform and stood strong. After the concert they made their way to come and thank us for their quilts. We also gave a quilt to a Colonel who came to me afterwards to say he was so proud of his quilt and it was going in his office. We didn’t unfold the Colonel’s quilt in front of the crowd but people told me he opened it and everyone around him was in awe of his quilt.
When we were putting the stands and music up, Tom, who we gave a quilt to, came with his wife and we took a picture. They told us how proud he was. We finished our chores and headed to the First Sergeant’s house for an after concert celebration. This is where I presented the last quilt to Helen, one of my sisters, in front of all attending. She was totally surprised. She burst into tears and was crying so hard I hugged her and she just sobbed and said, thank you. I said, “Helen, I guess you like it,” and then she cracked up laughing. It was a great end to a great week with my sisters.
It is always hard to say goodbye. As we get older, we never know when we will see each other again. There were many hugs and tears. We will meet again in 2016. I had so many people come up to me and say that what we do is so awesome. My sisters are very proud of Quilts of Honor and that means so much.
So in 9 days, I go again. This time to DC – so stay tuned for our next adventure.
God bless you,