Isn't it awesome when you have moments when you realize that life is a fantastic gift to celebrate?
This week is having lots of such moments for me, and I am so grateful!
Tuesday, my friend Fran and I had a great time celebrating her birthday over lunch; then Wednesday, Teresa, Betsy, Taci and I had so much fun visiting at our lunch at the Olive Garden restaurant :) We shared some of our projects, ideas about blogging, and gifts for each other and the hours flew by. Teresa brought us beautiful eggs from her flock of hens. Betsy brought us beautiful doilies she crocheted. Taci brought us beautiful magnets she had made. And I brought them cup cozies or a knitted dishcloth.
Miss Maggie Maria Kasner and Miss Maggie Rabbit-Saylor met, immediately bonded and received much attention from us and those around us :)
Then when I got home I received an order in the mail from my talented friend, Sarah. Along with the woven scarf I ordered as a gift for my oldest daughter, she included beautiful gifts of another soft sunshiny scarf, a card from an artist we both admire, three ribbons and a lovely felted purse that I will use to hold my iPhone. I treasure our friendship, her beautiful handwork, and all the generous gifts she sent. Thank you soooo much, Sarah!
This morning when I went to church to meet with friends there, I snapped a photo of the gorgeous trees in pink and white blossoms nearby before going in the church to explore what it means to have an intimate relationship with God.
When I got home, I looked around me and snapped a photo of some of the gifts I am surrounded by...gifts that some of you gave to me...humbling but very much appreciated.
Blessings to you and yours and hugs from,