It’s been birthday week here. The day after my birthday was one of my boys’ birthday and that means we pretty much do nothing but entertain ourselves for 4-5 days. We can’t just stop after 2 birthdays in a row. We’ll just roooolllll it into the weekend.
I had a nice birthday. James and the kids really went all out to make it special for me. What a blessing they are! They got me some presents and made me a little book that’s filled with their thoughts about me (it’s called “What I Love About Mom” and you fill in the blanks). I pretty much bawled while reading it. They took turns filling in answers and really blew me away with their sweetness. Several of them wrote that they think I’m wise……which makes me consider making a bunch of copies and framing them and hanging them around the house. You know. For the other 364 days when they forget they said that.
After the gifts and I read my little book, my oldest daughter handed me this gorgeous, hand painted, half-gallon sized jar. One of my other daughters painted it and I just thought, “Oh what a cute jar…I love it!” Then she told me it had notes of encouragement from friends inside.
She had contacted people and asked them to send me a note of encouragement. That jar was PACKED FULL of the nicest notes a girl could even imagine. I sat and read them, humbled by not only what each note said, but that my darling girl would go to so much trouble to tackle this project. I couldn’t believe how crammed full that jar was. Talk about encouraging!!!
If you’re looking for a special gift for someone, this is it….it will carry me through when I feel low. I set it by my chair and whenever I want I can just pull a note out and feel the love.
(the little chalkboard art was a gift from one of my sweet boys and the flowers were from a friend)
You can’t really tell in the photo, but the jar is huge. I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate and I felt like all of my friends that contributed a note or letter were right there with me.
Thank you so much if you were a part of this beautiful gift.
Now that we are past the birthdays and my husband is busy with tax season, it’s time for my annual project to begin. I am going to paint the kitchen cabinets and do a small remodel project in there, just moving a few things around. I have been keeping a list of what is not working for me in the kitchen and I am ready to do some repairs and sprucing up. This will be my focus for the month of March. It helps me forget that my husband can’t pay any attention to me and gives the boys a little money since I will pay them to help.
I’ll be spending the next week or so gathering supplies that will bring my ideas to life. I’ll keep you updated….it’s so fun to perk up a draggy room!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a terrific weekend filled with joy and even if you don’t get a huge jar filled with notes, know that you are loved beyond measure by God and me and LOTS and LOTS of other people!