Today is my Moms birthday--a day that I truly celebrate.
I celebrate her birth, her love for me, and our friendship. I celebrate the blessing she is to not only me but to everyone she meets. I celebrate her kind spirit, sense of humor, nurturing way, love of the Lord, willingness to share her talents, friendliness, wisdom, love of adventure, and joyous heart. I celebrate the wonderful example she is to my son.
We started the party yesterday when Heidi, my mom's very good friend, Ruth and I all went to lunch. I even brought a surprise visitor (Alex) to brighten up the day. Getting him to take a serious picture takes some work (lol) But for Grandma he complied.
We continued the birthday fun at breakfast this morning with my Aunt Kathy(mom's sister)--who just happens to share the same birthday. She was born on my mom's third bithday. I try each year to make my mom's gift. She always says not to buy her anything so I try to find something unique to create for her. This year I knew as soon as I saw the beautiful art of Michelle Palmer that I had found the perfect thing. Mom loves birds so I purchased three pen and ink sketches from Michelle, made them mats of vintage sheet music, notebook paper and a page from a French book and framed them in a vintage frame.
I covered the back of the frame with an old file folder and attached the names of the sketches with Michelle's signature. My mom was delighted with her gift.
Happy Birthday Mom!! I love you with all of my heart.
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.