Monday, May 10, 2010

The Best Gift Of All







We celebrated Mother's Day today, a day late, because we all had plans on Sunday. Mother's Day has held very sorrowful memories for me since my own mom's death two years ago, but my children gave me a wonderful day. We went out for dinner, and here you see my granddaughter feeding me her ice-cream. The drawing is one she drew of me and her. Didn't she give me pretty curly hair and a festive outfit? It's nice to see that she thinks of me as being far prettier than I am. I also like it that she gave me a big smile and herself an even bigger one. I hope this means she thinks of me as happy, and making her happy. I love the picture of my son Mike and me. But what do you think my header is? Our extremly creative daughter-in-law made and gave me this necklace that you see around my neck. It is a picture of our granddaughter, made with a scrabble letter!! She makes and sells lovely and inventive jewelry. My son is beginning to remind me a bit of my own mom. An extremly hard worker, but also quiet and quite funny. He made me laugh today, seeing the humor in something that I had missed. And on this day that haunts me, perhaps that's the best gift of all.



"Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth." Psalm 127:3

13 comments:

Stephanie V said...

Love, love, love your new necklace. That's a wonderful idea...I'll have to tell my dil .
I like your very useful feet. They look like you could rake very big fields of grass. These are treasures, indeed.

Stacey Dawn said...

What a great necklace - and pictures. You all are beautiful! So glad you had such a great time!

hip chick said...

What a beautiful granddaughter you have. Spending time with our loved ones is the best gifts on holidays.

From the Kitchen said...

I noticed that beautiful face in the header right away. What a wonderful gift--the child and the necklace! I, too, missed my mother on Sunday. She loved all the attention the day brought. I enjoyed many happy memories of her.

Like Stephanie V, I thought the "rake" feet would be very handy in the fall. = )

Best,
Bonnie

DawnTreader said...

Lovely necklace, and the drawings are just too cute. I had good laugh at your feet. That is a lot of toes...

Bird Girl said...

I'm glad you had a good belated Mother's Day! A wonderful picture your grand daughter made - you didn't mention the feet. They made me laugh! Now...either you have very long toes and run around without shoes a lot OR you wear 'rakes' for shoes ;-) (don't you dare tell her I said that - haha) I just love my grandkids art and have some framed on my walls - they are the BEST! Your daughter-in-law is very talented and I love that necklace!

Together We Save said...

We had our issues with Mother's Day this year too... it is tough when you have lost someone!

Beverly said...

A lovely post, Ginny. The necklace is wonderful.

I see a lot of you in your son. I thought he looks like Phil...maybe it's the hairline.

Glenda said...

What a precious post, Ginny! I love the necklace, the pics, and especially the picture your granddaughter drew! It does indeed say so much about her perspective of your relationship. So sweet. And I really appreciate the Scripture - especially with two sons of my own. Glad you had a wonderful day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ginny, Looks like you had a wonderful belated Mother's Day... There's nothing better than having a son beside you on your special day. I KNOW that feeling!!!

And that necklace, the picture, and just being with your granddaughter is so wonderful!!!! I think I felt your glorious smile all the way to Tennessee. You are such a beautiful person, Ginny. I am so proud to be your friend.

God Bless You... My Mother died in 1991 and I STILL miss her.

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I think you had a wonderful Mother's Day, even if it was a day late. The necklace is beautiful and the drawing is just wonderful.

Kilauea Poetry said...

First of all, I didn't really stress how lovely those pitunias are with the sunlight gleaming - they are fantastic!!
How cute- so glad you had a lovely dinner (precious drawing)! The necklace is beautiful! What a wonderful peek- I appreciate that and humor has to be on the top of my list!
My best,
Regina-

SquirrelQueen said...

It sounds like you had a fantastic Mother's Day Ginny. The necklace is beautiful.

I also love the petunia basket in the post above this one, your photos are great.

I'm back and will be posting soon.

Judy