This summer has went so fast this year. Every year
it seems to go alittle faster. Sometimes I have felt like
I've been swept up into a tornado.....which I have dreamed
this last week that a tornado was coming right for our house
but it passed us by but it got bigger as it went by. They say
dreams have meaning in how we feel about things...well I
guess I need to find peace and relaxation so I can dream of
me relaxing on a sandy beach with the ocean breeze comforting
my inner soul.
So my brother-in-law passed away a few weeks ago. It just
seems so unreal. Six weeks ago we were going about our daily
lives, when we received the news that he had cancer and it didn't
look good. We just take it that our lives each day will go on....
that we actually go on with our daily routines and complain about
the small things that don't go our way....the car that cut us off,
the groceries that keep climbing higher, gas prices, the stock market
that goes up and down like a roller coaster, the house is a mess and
no time to clean it....which I feel like my house has become so bad that
I feel like I am drowning in "the to do list" !!!
We get so busy that we miss the opportunities to get together with
our family, friends or neighbors, until reality hits you in the face.
You never know when the unexpected turn will come into our lives,
so we should make time to give each other a hug, kiss your children,
have a family bbq, make dinner for a friend/family member that could use a
home cooked meal, or to just give someone a call to just say HI!!.
So thank you for being a friend and taking the time to visit me:)
So a week after my brother-in-law passed away, his daughter Staci
had a baby shower. It was one of the best baby showers I had been
to. She got some cute and beautiful items for the soon to be little girl
in our special family. Boys seem to out number the girls 7 to 2. She had
Ebony almost a week to the day after Conrad's passing. I am sure they
had their own special time in heaven before she came down to stay with us.
So I made a receiving blanklet to put with the items I had gathered
through the last few months. I made them bigger than the normal standard
receiving blanklets, which seems they outgrow and a foot keeps popping out
here and there. I started making them 28 yrs ago when I was about to have
Kimberly, then I made some for Shauna also. I have made a few here and there
for other members of the family. Usually I get carried away making them,
I see all the different cute designs. I probably made 5 or 6 for Landon.
So this is the one I made for Staci.
It has butterflies on it.