The journey of Grief. –

This is a post I wrote about Grief some time ago. But memories are fresh and there are so many of you going through sad times right now. I had to send this post to a friend recently and I thought I would share the way grief changed my life for the better through quilting.

I am Pam Holland

I had to write a piece for a program about grief recently. I thought I might share it with you, there are so many of us for whom grief is a gut wrenching experience. Sometimes unexpected events bring us through it.

This is the story of how the 1776, Heartache, Heritage and Happiness book came to be.

Grief is an overwhelming shadow of despair.
The grief I suffered at my daughter’s death has taken me on an amazing journey of discovery.
It has led me to become an award winning quilter, an Author, I now travel the world , living life to the full and sharing my thoughts on life, love and quilting to all who listen.
However, I need to begin at the beginning.

We have a multi racial family of 15. Ten of our children were born of other parents overseas, three of our children are biological and…

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Amazing. May your family have had as much joy and happiness to balance the sadness and sorrow you have experienced as well.


  2. Linda teufel says:

    Wow! What a story, life! I Don’t think I would recover from all that pain. Thanks for posting this today. Someday I hope to talk with you in Houston. I enjoy reading your posts, fascinating.


  3. Courtnie Burrell says:

    WOW, what an inspirational story. I have been following you for years and had the privilege several year ago to take two quilting classes from you in Pennsylvania. That was something on my “bucket” list to do. I appreciate the way you can turn grief into a way for us to live our lives more intentional. Thank you for sharing your story.


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