~SIMPLE ACTS of LOVE~
When my children grew up and left home, in my heart I felt as if I was waving goodbye to the very best part of my life. I loved everything about my home and family when my babes were little and even though I've gained much pride and joy in seeing them both reach adulthood, inside I'm still lonely for their daily presence.
I miss their voices. Their endless (and often loud) chatter. Their angst. Their simple (?) demands and certainly their laughter. I miss cooking and baking their favorite foods and...
just feeling needed, I guess.
What I didn't realize during their first early years away from home was that a lovely change was taking place within their own heart's and lives. As the two of them sought out and found their own true loves my Mr. AGPMan and I began to see things come to pass than any mother and father would surely be blessed by.
~A SWEET NOTE FROM ADRIENNE~
This morning the doorbell rang and when I opened the door a pretty bowl of fresh flowers were immediately placed within my hands. I wasn't expecting anything. I mean, it's not a 'special day' and so I had no idea who the bouquet was from. Imagine my surprise when I read the loving card you see above. The flowers were from my precious, beautiful girl. No doubt a recent conversation reminded her that I will never get use to her being gone.
Despite the fact my life is blessed and constantly filled with love, laughter, excitement and a whirlwind of activity, my heart will forever long for the days when the tiny hands of my children were held tightly (and safely) within mine.
For Valentine's Day my talented and incredibly gifted son, Brandon, sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers... Now~this may not seem like a big deal to some mothers, but for this "over-protective-sometimes-makes-her-son-nuts-Momma" I was filled with joy. My father told me once that when a son has 'proper raising' he will be around when all others have left... Not sure I feel comfortable taking any of the credit for the man he is today, but I'm blessed by his tender offerings of love just the same.
Life is good...and I'm so thankful to God for two amazing kids.
~LAST YEAR'S BUNNY~
Now...if you've followed my blog (or even more-so, my work) you know I love bunnies! Every year I seek out new, fresh styles for cottage makeovers and I was thrilled to snag the three sweet ones you see below (before the new paint job). The last couple of years it's been 'slim-pickins' so I was over-the-moon-happy to even find these. This week they will be completely transformed using pinks, creams and whites and will include hand painted roses! Look for them to be offered in a few days on my website!
I'm back in my studio working today and busy as ever. Hope you are having an awesome Saturday...
Love to you...