Red Dirt Diaries: Woman Reunited With Family Quilt - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Red Dirt Diaries: Woman Reunited With Family Quilt

Posted: Updated:
Woman reunited with quilt Woman reunited with quilt
EDMOND, Oklahoma -

A local woman got a little help in learning the true power of reconciliation.

Nancy Sandman's relationship with her mom was never the stuff on Hallmark cards. “I sent off for my birth certificate because I thought I was adopted,” said Sandman.

So when her mother died, she didn't go through all of her belongings before donating them, include a plastic bag to the Nicoma Park Thrift Store.

“The distance between us … I didn't need anything.”

That's where Annette Chisolm realized a big mistake had been made. “Anything that looks like quilting, they bring to me,” Chisolm said. “I almost felt like I was trespassing. They seemed so personal.”

Inside the bag was a number of hand-sewn quilt squares. “They had obviously been part of real family memorabilia … I couldn't believe they had been donated,” she said.

Chisolm couldn't bear to see the squares separated any longer.

The volunteers at the thrift store didn't miss Nancy when she came back with more donations and received an unexpected gift.

“I sobbed and sobbed,” said Sandman.

As it turned out, each square represents a member of Nancy's family.

“My grandmother is on here and I've never seen the picture before in my life.”

But the real surprise came with quilt's first square, the pink one. It was Nancy's mother's square. “Totally God's work,” she said.

For this daughter, it was more than a coincidence.

“It was like God was telling me that I'm showing you that your mother really did care for you or love you. You just didn't know it.”

It was proof that it's never too late for some relationships to be patched up.

If you have a story to tell, go to our Red Dirt Diaries page, and fill out the form.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.