Monday, May 12, 2014
Gifts From The Heart
One thing that made my heart happy yesterday, was to realize that my children have listened to their mother well, and put my words into practice!
What I am talking about is my telling them for years that the cost of a gift is not as important as the thought behind it and that they should try to gift a person with something that will be a delight to them. Even if the gift is from Goodwill or a yard sale. If you find a piece of pottery, or a book they've wanted for years, etc, that is the key, not the expense of the item.
Last weekend, while I was busy setting up the reception for our pastor's wedding, our neighbors had a yard sale. My youngest kids visited it and bought treasures for me. Real treasures!
Kyle bought me this cabinet with his own money. It was $5 and he was so proud! He couldn't wait to give it to me!
He told me he knew I would want to paint it and he's right! I will paint it! I love this little cabinet and it is perfect at the end of our hallway.
This little leaf bowl was from Rachel. I love interesting pottery and I have several leaf type plates and bowls. The color is so pretty too!
This white enamel pitcher is also 'me'. I love it! Didn't Sarah do a great job picking this out for me?
Nate and Kay gave me a Barnes and Noble gift card (they know how to feed my book addiction) and this lovely Begonia. Emma and Nate ordered a really cool phone cover from this Etsy shop.
Isn't it adorable? I love it! Again it's very 'me.'
Guess what I gave my Momma?
That's right, green canning jars.
Do you like the new Ball jars with these colors? They are bolder color than the originals, but we like them. We use them to hold flowers, drink iced tea, hold flatware on buffets, contain bouncy balls, or marbles….the possibilities are endless.
I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday and that the gifts you received whether meals prepared, time with family, hugs from your children/grandchildren were just the thing to delight your heart.