Friday, January 27, 2012
Hello friends! I'm sitting in my comfy chair sipping Keurig coffee as I write this post! It is great to be home (if only for a day), especially since I spent yesterday living life on the edge! ;) Of course, I'm kidding, but it definitely was a little nerve-wracking...I flew home on stand-by and for a while there I thought my luggage would make it on board without me. As it turned out, I was the next-to-last person to get a seat...and that seat was a window seat at the very back of the plane with a beautiful view of the jet engine! I was very glad to have brought a good book to read and a few markers to do a little coloring!
I'm not even unpacking my bags...I will be leaving tomorrow around noon for CHA in Anaheim! I would normally be SO excited, but this time it is kinda bittersweet. I have missed my husband and son so much, and I'm wishing that I could have a little more time at home before going again!
I am already really missing my parents, hoping that Mom is faring well and that she won't over-do it now that her help is gone. This past week was certainly a testimony to the treasure of family and friends...I don't know what our family would have done without the support of our neighbors, friends, and church family. So many people sent cards, came to visit, brought food, offered to run errands, and sent prayers heavenward...and certainly those prayers were answered. I can't begin to express how grateful I am!
It's often the little things that make a huge difference! Those things do not go unnoticed, and when someone takes the time and makes the effort to go the extra mile, it is definitely appreciated! That is what my mom's paper lady does! Instead of tossing the paper into their yard, she takes the time to walk to their door and hang it on the door knob. It sounds so small, but it is a huge help to my mom each morning!
On the morning of Mom's surgery, we were up really early getting ready to go to the hospital when the paper lady arrived at 4:45, so we were able to chat with her and tell her thank-you in person, but I wanted to do something more for her, so I made this little door hanger. I hope it makes her feel special, because she certainly is!
The Cat's Pajamas Bearing Flowers
Gina K Pure Luxury card stock
Basic Grey Picadilly designer paper
Spellbinders classic circles, picot-edged circles
Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink