I finally bought a mother's necklace for myself. I always wanted one, but it felt so cheesy to buy my own. Grandpa, the kids and I went to the Sundance Fall Festival saturday night.
I love Sundance.
I love Fall even more~
So while I was lingering with Henry, the girls came running...
with shouts and screams..."mom... a bluebird...we found a bluebird necklace for you."
I love bluebirds for reasons to complex to share...they are my symbol,
my reminder to be in the moment, to live each day with gratitude.
When I found the necklace, Savannah suggested having all of the kids initials attached,
It was perfect.
I also added the letter "J" for Joy.
Because that is what I feel when I am with my family.
~most of the time~
The lady who designed the necklace took small, dime size plates of silver
and then pounded in the letters with an old mallet.
It took a while.
Meanwhile my dad patiently waited with the kids.
Sometimes you have to wait on Joy I guess, but it always comes.
Dad packed us a lunch.
I say he deserves as much joy as he can get, because since mom died he has turned his
grief into creating joy for all of his children.
I think he deserves a blue bird necklace too:)
~I love you Dad~