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Stitches in Time

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FC: Stitches in Time

1: Dedicated to our mother Hilda Joan Hall Shults. Thank you for: loving us, taking care of us, kissing our boo-boos, making us pick our own switches, playing music so loud the windows rattled, dances in the living room, putting up with trumpet and piano practice, wrestling on tv, and always making sure we ate - especially mac & cheese, meatloaf, and cornbread dressing. We love you!

2: Grandfather Noah Caughron | Grandmother Baxter

3: Viola Caughron Hall Viola was an excellent seamstress & quilter.

4: Grandfather Jake Hall | The Hall Brothers

6: Grandfather's house.

7: Bell Hill Church

8: Hiter Hall was a musician who played in a band with Lester Flatt and was a WWII vet.

9: Hiter, Viola, Dwayne

10: Along comes baby Hilda Joan...

11: Growing up

12: Brothers | Otis "Odie" | HIter | Clayton

14: Family | The Caughron Family

16: Ralph Allen Dwayne November 19, 1963

20: Angela Renee May 15, 1972

23: Timothy Brian February 2, 1975

30: Angela Renee married Wayne Angello September 6, 1997

32: Delmer & Hilda (Sugar)

33: Sammi & Sugar

34: The Quilt Author Unknown As I faced my Maker at the last judgment, I knelt before the Lord along with all the other souls. Before each of us laid our lives like the squares of a quilt in many piles. An angel sat before each of us sewing our quilt squares together into a tapestry that is our life. But as my angel took each piece of cloth off the pile, I noticed how ragged and empty each of my squares was. They were filled with giant holes. Each square was labeled with a part of my life that had been difficult, the challenges and temptations I was faced with in everyday life. I saw hardships that I endured, which were the largest holes of all. I glanced around me. Nobody else had such squares. Other than a tiny hole here and there, the other tapestries were filled with rich color and the bright hues of worldly fortune. I gazed upon my own life and was disheartened. My angel was sewing the ragged pieces of cloth together, threadbare and empty, like binding air. Finally the time came when each life was to be displayed, held up to the light, the scrutiny of truth. The others rose, each in turn, holding up their tapestries. So filled their lives had been. My angel looked upon me, and nodded for me to rise. My gaze dropped to the ground in shame. I hadn't had all the earthly fortunes. I had love in my life, and laughter. But there had also been trials of illness, and death, and false accusations that took from me my world as I knew it.

35: I had to start over many times. I often struggled with the temptation to quit, only to somehow muster the strength to pick up and begin again. I spent many nights on my knees in prayer, asking for help and guidance in my life. I had often been held up to ridicule, which I endured painfully, each time offering it up to the Father in hopes that I would not melt within my skin beneath the judgmental gaze of those who unfairly judged me. And now, I had to face the truth. My life was what it was, and I had to accept it for what it was. I rose and slowly lifted the combined squares of my life to the light. An awe-filled gasp filled the air. I gazed around at the others who stared at me with wide eyes. Then, I looked upon the tapestry before me. Light flooded the many holes, creating an image, the face of Christ. Then our Lord stood before me, with warmth and love in His eyes. He said, "Every time you gave over your life to Me, it became My life, My hardships, and My struggles. Each point of light in your life is when you stepped aside and let Me shine through, until there was more of Me than there was of you." My prayer is that all our quilts be threadbare and worn, allowing Christ to shine through.

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