Sunday, March 18, 2012

Special Gifts from Special Friends...

I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.  I have had so many wonderful, sweet emails and comments about the loss of our twin grand~daughters last month.  I have even had some gifts given to me and I really wanted to share them with you.  

First, I received a Valentine gift from Sonya at Counting My Blessings.  She left it on my doorstep shortly after our heartbreaking news.  I ended up meeting Sonya last summer, after we moved to Lebanon when we discovered we were neighbors!!  We had been leaving messages on each others blog for many months.  She has since moved, but we email frequently and just had pie together the other day to catch up.  Sonya is a wonderful friend and I am blessed to know her.  I am using this cup every day and it is the perfect size for our Keurig.  There was some chocolate hearts inside, but they were munched up pretty quickly!  I also collect bears so he will be happy to join my other cubs!
Next, is a beautiful card made for me and my family by Tracy Suzanne at Cotton Pickin Cute.  She talks about the meaning behind all the things she lovingly placed and made for the card HERE.  I can't tell you how much it means to me and I will cherish it forever.  I have a special book I am going to put it in soon, with other special things.  For now, it sits on my faux mantle in my living room.  It is prettier in person, and just perfect.  She is a special lady...
Last, but not least, I received this gorgeous watercolor hanging from Laurie at Laurie''s Charming Designs.  I was blown away when I got the mail that day, recognizing her signature special writing on the envelope.  Inside was this special gift she had made me with two sides, each uniquely done with touches that Laurie is so fabulously wonderful at doing with textures that make it stand out.  She included a water-colored tag too.  My photography can't capture all the beauty.   I have purchased three things from her and each is beautiful.  I love Laurie's painting style & she is so talented. 

Please go visit each of these lovely ladies, if you don't know them already.  I wish I could express how much each gift has meant to me.  They symbolize hope and memories that I will always cherish.

I'm linking to:
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound


Unknown said...

Oh Cindy! Im so glad to see you getting back to things! So many people I see here that are dear, caring friends. Those sweet people always hold us up. :)


Charmingdesigns said...

Thank you so much for the sweet complements! My daughter Stacey is in Stayton right now, and shes they had hail, freezing rain and snow all within 15 min.Stay tuned, I'll be showing off some of her photography

Ann said...

I must say that you do have some wonderful friends. Their sweet gestures I'm sure bring you great comfort. Wishing you continued healing.

Marti McClure said...

What lovely gifts from some very special people! I wish you and your family the best in the months to come. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti