7/02/2011

BB CW #27

I inserted the New York Irish Brigade flag that Barbara Brackman describes in her post into the Irish Chain block this week:


On a terrible note, I have been so worried about Timothy, long time since a phone call, I was having very bad nightmares and just puttering around here not doing much. Heard from him yesterday. A young man in his small group got killed by a grenade. This meant they were on lockdown for a few days when they got back from the patrol and he could not call until that was over.

Somebody else's boy.

15 comments:

Gretchen said...

Your block is just fabulous. Love how you are incorporating images into your blocks. So sorry to hear about the loss of someone's brave wonderful son. I wish they would just bring all the troops home already.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Try to keep busy Karen. Easier said than done. I'll be glad when Timothy is back home. This can't be easy for you. I wish we'd bring them all home right now! That's so sad about the Marine in his unit.

Gail said...

Karen, so sorry to hear about Tim's brother in arms. I have been in your worried shoes. Jim was in Iraq for the battle of Fallujah, his sector took 20%of the casualties. I don't remember nightmares,but I lost some reality:
There were days that I wouldn't go to the front of the house, because if I did, I might see two Marines walking up the drive to give me bad news, but if I didn't see them, they couldn't come, could they.

Wish they were all home, safe with loved ones. Will continue to pray for Tim's safe return.

Jo Morton said...

Oh Karen, you felt something was wrong and it was, sorry for the loss of his fellow Marine in the line of duty. Prayers for the safe return of your son Timothy.
You are in a stressful time of your life too - hugs and prayers.
Jo

Lori said...

Ohmygosh.....how sad. My heart cringes when I hear that.

Libby said...

My heart breaks for each and every boy that doesn't make it back alive or whole. Stay strong. I keep you and Timmy in my thoughts.

Karen said...

Always interesting to see how you do something special with the blocks.

I am glad that your son is safe. A mother always worries.

Did you ever draw your own borders for the Bride quilt? I know you were thinking about it.

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

I'm sorry to hear about the young man in Timothy's group. It's a tragedy to lose someone so young. Our brave troops are always in my thoughts and prayers.

buttonsagain said...

karen...
sending you a giant hug...
timothy is a brave young man...
and you my friend...are a courageous mama!

let's have a sewing day at my house before you go back to school...stitching and snacking...i can be quite the distraction...

prayers and strength...bb

mereth said...

I pray that Timmy will be safe, this killing of fine young men is such a waste. You and he must have a strong bond; Keryn and I have stories of knowing when the other one was in danger. March on the day when he comes back safe to you..

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh that is so sad. I know you must be relieved it was not Timmy, but it is awful it has to happen to anyone.

Marilyn Robertson said...

Your block is beautiful! While it is wonderful that your Timothy is fine my heart breaks for the family of the soldier who won't have their son return home. I am thankful for all of the armed forces who protect and serve our country!

Vivian said...

Bring them home. Bring them home. My heart suffers for the families of those who have been lost.
It is so far past the time to bring our brave men and women home. My continued thoughts of a safe return are with Timothy.

Pat said...

Karen, I am so glad you heard from your son and very sorry to hear about his fellow Marine. These are very difficult times. Hugs and prayers are being sent your way!

I miss attending the embroidery club . . . Happy to watch your Civil War BOM - beautiful work.

Heckety said...

I'm so sorry- for the parents and family of that boy, and I'm sorry for the distress it causes you too. I think the mothers of soldiers deserve medals for endurance, and the bravery to carry on despite everything. Continuing, as ever, to hold you and your Timmy in my thoughts.