Wednesday, May 19, 2010

~Vintage Ombre Ribbon - And A Note Filled With Love~

~A Most Beautiful Note~

A couple of weeks ago my little Miss K spent the night right here at her Nana's house.  She is growing up so very fast and in just about a week or so she'll complete her very last day of first grade.  Time is moving right along...

 "Cats In The Cradle" seems to continually run in and out of my mind these days...

Whenever our only grandchild sleeps over I have so much fun.  By the time she leaves it's as if a mini tornado has swept through my home.  She is a total split between her daddy and his little sister and for the life of me I don't know who she favors more.  Both in spirit and in style, she reminds me of the two children I bore and was blessed to raise.

Yesterday morning I was doing some sprucing up in our guestroom, the little place Miss K sleeps when she visits, when I came across a simply precious site.  Sitting neatly amidst lots of fluffy pink rose pillows was Spearmint (her frothy green bunny), and Homer (an even bigger pink bunny), her favorite stuffed critters in all the world.  And when the lights are turned low you can count on finding at least ONE of them snuggled up tightly beside her as she nods off to dreamland...

Sitting on Homer's lap I found the note you see above.

It read...

"I love you Nana!!! With all my haet (heart)." 
Early May 2010

My Miss K is seven and ever since her birth she has completely stolen my heart away.  Although still young and innocent, she's ever mindful of the world around her.  She understands fully her place in our family and how deeply she is loved by us all.

The little note she left for me is more special that I can say.  Aside from the fact she used the most EXPENSIVE French Ombre Ribbon I own to decorate it (she's in heaven when in my studio!), it serves to remind me of how terribly fragile childhood is and how quickly the years pass by.

  Seems like it was yesterday I was tucking her now 28 year old Daddy into bed at night in that very same room...
~My Favorite Picture~
April 2009

I was, am, a praying Momma.  Never once have I underestimated the power that comes when a mother or father pleads with God in behalf of their child.  I can't help but wonder how many prayers are being answered right now because my Mr. AGPMan and I  never wavered in lifting our son and daughter up to the Most High all those years ago.  I believe those prayers changed the course of my children's lives...

As I tucked Miss K's love-note into my favorite devotional book last night I found myself asking God to draw nigh unto her and to protect her in all things.  Just like I prayed over her Daddy and Auntie, I asked Him to bless her and guide her steps as He covers her with His far-reaching love and grace.

And...I specifically prayed for her sweet spirit to remain unchanged...

Thankfully, I know He listens...and answers.

"All your children will be taught by the Lord, and they will have much peace."  Isaiah 54:13

Blessings as you enjoy HUMP-DAY!

Love to you~


Thmini2 said...

What a beautiful young lady. How precious is that card!!

joanne said...

Oh Rebecca
what a beautiful post! I wish I could find the words to tell you how it has touched my heart. Blessings to you and your sweet Miss K.

A Romantic Porch said...

Ah, how sweet. What a treasure to walk in and find that. My little sweetie finishes first grade next week too. I'm emotional. This year has flown past...all while it has been necessary to work very hard...still trying to savor the moments inspite of it. hugs to a sweet friend. xo rachel

Stacey said...

Rebecca, she just couldn't be any more precious. I know you will always treasure that love note. They are the best.

Carol said...

Oh. Rebecca, your Post today could not have come at a better time. It gave me my daily dose of focusing on the positive and not making such a big deal on our ~bad days~.
The month of May has been challenging to say the least when it comes to Ms. "A". The passage from The Book of Isaiah reminds me how Blessed I am.
Trying to stay sane in Texas


chicroses said...

Im sitting here with teary eyes.Such a lovely post..cant wait till my Hattie will write a note to me like that. They grow up so fast..Hattie Jane just turned 2 and gosh can she talk and can give the most wonderful Hugs. I cant wait till I can let her into my painting room. Thanks for sharing that lovely note. Sally

Victorian1885 said...

Good morning Rebecca
What a beautiful post..our Family's truly are a gift from Heaven! Miss K is such a Sweet Doll! Have a blessed day my friend..


Tristan Robin said...

what an adorable child - and what a lovely post

Sherry from Alabama said...

What a precious post. You are truly blessed. My "baby" is graduating from high school this year, and like you, I wonder where the time has gone. Thank you for coming by my blog and leaving a sweet comment on this beautiful morning.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Linda said...

I loved this beautiful post Rebecca. You are a beautiful lady both inside and out.

Being a grandma I understand your words of love. I have found many a note from the grandkids over the years...and they each bring special smiles and warm fuzzy feelings.

But one of the most precious is one I found after our 6 yr old granddaughter Anna went to be with Jesus. It is ever so precious to me.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Anonymous said...

Touching post Rebecca.I can relate to this.My youngest now 25 almost is a rabbit girl,lol.She loved them when she was wee little right up until the time now.Isnt it just so precious when they write something when they are just beginning to learn.The words they put together,always left me in wee little tears lol.God Bless and have a lovely day!~~Becky

Deanna said...

Dear Rebecca, May you have a sweet week!

This is a beautifully written post all the way round. Appreciate how you have mentioned praying for your children and now the next generation.

She's a sweet little girl and I understand how these sweeties steal our hearts.

God bless,

Laura said...

Oh Rebecca-
This is just beautiful.
I miss my grandsons!


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

How sweet is that? It is and will be a treasure forever, won't it? There is just nothing like grandbabies. They do steal your heart, that's for sure.

Your Miss K is as cute as cute can be...

Have a wonderful day!


Julie Marie said...

Hello Rebecca... little Miss K is just precious! I love the photo of the two of you together... just heard the forecast for your area for tonight... and the tornado warnings... sending lots of prayers and love to you to be safe... xoxo Julie Marie

Janine Claire Robinson said...

How absolutely precious. You remind me so much of own special mommy who treasures each drawing, love note, scribble etc my girls send her way. I must say that I learn so much watching my children's grandparents patience with our little ones. As you say - time goes by so fast! Love Janine

Lisa said...

She is so adorable with those teeth missing! Tooo cute! And what a thoughtful young Miss to make her Nana a beautiful handmade card. You have a precious grandbaby and I know you are in Seventh Heaven when you are with her.:)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rebecca, you stole my heart with this one! What a precious thing to find that note! And I love that you pray for your children. A friend of mine told me that she prayed for her children from the time they were babies and for their spouses. That God would bless them, too. Isn't that neat? And your little precious one there is definitely a heart-stealer, and I adore the way she wrote the word.

Tucked amidst my mother's things after she died was a note I wrote her on her best stationery. I was always borrowing hers and Daddy's, too. The note said, "I have (and that was scratched out) am outsade. Love, Sheila" She said she got notes like that from me a lot, and it's funny because I don't remember. Notes and fists full of flowers. I do remember that. As I just passed the anniversary of her passing (she's been gone 20 years), I look at that note and at a card she sent me just before she died, and think how blessed I was to have a praying mother and grandmother. It works.


Sheila :-)

stefanie said...

what a sweet and special post....she is lucky to have you to teach her!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Sometimes blessings come at the most unexpected time. Enjoy your little one they grow up so fast.

Mari said...


Tanza said...

oohhh ~r~,
ADORABLE,SUCH SWEETNESS, Sooo innocent, and LOVING ... Warm and fuzzy words for a SWEET and BEAUTIFUL NANA !!

LiL darlin' is getting as tall as her Nana .. What a sweet picture of two beautiful girlies !!

Can I come and play in your studio, I WON'T use the expensive ribbon (promise) xo

Have a happy rest of your day my sweet friend ~
huggers ~tea~

Kimmie said...

I love the way you grandparent.
You are a gem~!

Olivia said...

Oh my sweetness my heart is a big bowl of sloppy jello now! I think you just infused prayer as a way to squelch worry over my children... I worry and constantly for get to pray....sigh, thank you!

Mollye said...

Yes yes and yes, you Nana are the bestest ever! What a beautiful little treasure. She has really grown since I met you!

Wendy said...

That is a sweet note and so dear. I can't imagine not praying for God's protection and care over my children. Even more I pray for his guidance for me as there mom. This was a beautiful well written post, so glad to have found your blog this evening.

Cottage Sunshine said...

Ahhh, Rebecca! This is such a sweet post! I look forward to receiving little notes like that from my 2 little granddaughters (ages 2 1/2 & 1 yr)...since they lived w/me for a year while Daddy was in Iraq, they adore me! Hehe! I am so delighted that God blessed me with that time with them to bond incredibly!

Your granddaughter is absolutely beautiful and I love the pic of her against the pillows! So dreamy! Looks like a picture to frame!

Love, Carolyn

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Becca ~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. You've got so many wonderful treasures. Your blog is so beautifully inviting.
We share similar taste for so many of the same creative design elements.
What a lovely picture of your adorable Miss K. Her note was soo adorable, which I'm sure will be a forever memory in your heart.

I will come by your charming blog again.
Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.
Sweet wishes,

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

That simple letter is beyond words. I know you cherish it. It made me think of my grandson, who I don't see as often as I would like was over....he ran up to me for nothing and said, Grandma...I love coming to your house. He was 6 at the time. I just loved it!

Grammy said...

You are so lucky to be living close
to your little angel. My Grandkids live a long plane ride away. That is
the greatest regret in my life, that
we have never lived close to our families. As the years pass and time is more precious we feel it even more. Enjoy her, love her, you are
so fortunate.

Anonymous said...

What a Sweet, Sweet Angel Kylah is. She is a Treasure and a Blessing. She tugs at my heart.
Love you-- Mom

Bring Pretty Back said...

Rebecca, I bet your heart almost burst when you saw that note! PRECIOUS! Cats in the cradle - oh... yes. our last baby boy is graduating next month, and I have been so emotional about it. Thank you so much for visiting my blog ! And your wonderful comment! I know, isn't it amazing what a wonderful lotion can do for your feet!

Rose said...

Such a beautiful grandchild. It's great to have these memories as time does travel fast.Have a good day.

Unknown said...

Rebecca I do believe you must be the best nana a child can have. I hope I am a close second, cause even if I am second to you, that means I am great! I am a prayin' momma too and now grandmomma. I KNOW that HE listens and answers my pleas to bless my children every day. It has got us through some hard times and I have had to trust that HE loved them too and wants the very best for them as well.
I loved your ugliest bathroom post. You have a great man there. I think he must be a great guy to have around the house.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Just the sweetest post Rebecca, what a blessed little girl she is to have you there for her. In the physical you can love and shape her life, but in the spiritual you are paving the way for her life with your prayers.

Rebecca Nelson said...

Just a note to tell you that BLOGGER is really messing up tonight. Half the comments made and posted are not showing up...and some are posting twice. SORRY!


Anne Lorys said...

Hi Rebecca!
What a wonderful gift of love! She is truly a precious little girl. :-)

I love what you said about prayer. Preach it, sweet sista!

And for what it's worth, Blogger has been messing up my comments tonight, too. Weird!


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said... sweet thing! I laughed when I saw your comment on my latest post! Too darned cute!
And you are so right...and we are so lucky to have been so blessed!

Enjoy every second with your precious little Miss K. I have several of them and my smallest is now 6 and across the country in Georgia, and yes, her name begins with K. :)
I just recieved a thank you card from her which I will post. They are the joy of my life...
Yes...we are so blessed!

Love and hugs to you my dear friend!

Jackie said...

Hey Rebecca!

Thanks for stopping by my place for a visit today. I love your's simply beautiful!

So enjoyed this post about your Miss K and her beautiful love note to her Nana - I know she blesses your heart! Oh, and Tues post re bathroom makeover was amazing.....the transformation of the main bathroom is gorgeous and I'm sure the master bath will be gorgeous as well!!

I'm following you now!

Sweet Blessings!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Miss K is just too precious for words. Is that a key to her heart? I love it! I have sooo many of our granddaughter's momentoes to me that I keep in a large box called Mimi's Memory Box! We were lucky to have her and her sweet mom live with us up until about 3 yrs. ago. I still miss her ~ (she is all of 22 mins. away!LOL), but still I feel she is part mine!!

Loved this post, sweet friend.

Big TX hugs,
Angelic Accents

Rebecca Nelson said...

To Stephanie... YES! That little doohickey is a KEY!!!

Sweet, huh? I didn't know what it was at first...:)


The Rustic Victorian said...

Such a beautiful post,..where is that kleenex,,,really just beautiful.
God has blessed you greatly

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Dearest Rebecca,
Miss K is just the sweetest little girl and I know how precious she is to you.

As mother of 2 sons and no daughters, I hope some day to have a little grand daughter of my own. I think that is why I made our guest room such a girlie room because I am hoping to not be the "only " girl in the family some day and have a sweet grand daughter who can sleep over in that room.

The guest room was my son Jim's room and when he saw it all transformed, he said "what is this, the room for the daughter that you never had?" with a big grin on his cute face!!

I think he is just hoping that he doesn't have to move back home and stay in his old room with all of it's frills and lace!! LOL!!


Lovey said...

Oh Rebecca! So beautiful and He does Listen and Protects! I loved this are such a dear "Nana" and your Special K knows it! Sweet Hugs for innocence and love! Lovey

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Arn't Grandchildren a gift from the Father above?
She is rich to have Grandparents who lift her up constantly in prayer...
I see it as a Nana's privilage!
such a little angel...
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

It is the best part of our lives to have any little girl around. I try to alway take time with them .I have one that is almost 20 years and I still love the time I have with her, she calls me every day .She was just in New York with school and she still called everyday. Laura Q

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