>> Friday, November 7, 2008
Yesterday I stayed up and partied with all my family late into the night (french vanilla tea being our beverage of choice) and only got a few hours sleep. I'm so exhausted, but it has been such a wonderful couple of days. My dad commented how wonderful it was to see how considerate all the children have become. And just like that, without realizing it, he gave me the best gift--that gift of encouragement I need so badly some days. Thank you, Dad. Thank you, Lord!
My sweet daughters took me out to lunch today (Chinese!) and gave me lovely gifts.
Precious Daughter 1 (Andrea Delight) handpainted some yarn (see pictures and the story of how she did it here) and gave me needles and a pattern so I could make a pair of socks. I am so delighted and can hardly wait to get past the stupid gauge test, which we all know is The Funsucker of Knitting. Really, wasting 4 inches of knitting time just so you can see how far off you are going to be when it is finished is totally pointless to non planners such as myself. Let's just get on with making the more serious errors right from the start, okay?
Precious Daughter 2 (Kimberly Joy) gave me the sweetest smelling candles and lovely holder. I'm such a pushover for the nice smelly stuff and it was just what I need around this time of year. I can hardly wait to use them tomorrow as it is supposed to rain. So perfect!
And my youngest blessing, Precious Daughter 3, (JaimeSweetie) embroidered a beautiful freehand "Happy Birthday, Mom", complete with lovely rosebuds on it! She is getting so clever and crafty as well as being very thoughtful. It was a lovely day and I am such a blessed mom!
Happy Birthday, everyone!