We had a fun visit with Uncle David last night. We only wish he could've stayed longer. I also wish that I wouldn't have accidentally DELETED ALL OF THE PHOTOS that I took of the fun that David and Guy had putting together an RC airplane, coloring with Scarlett, and wrestling in the basement. Booooooooooooooo, and 'thumbs-down,' I say to that! (the good thumb, anyway...)
The only pictures that survived were the ones I took of the 500 or so bubbles that Guy blew all over my living room the day before David arrived. What's special about these bubbles is that they don't pop quickly like regular bubbles. They stick around for a loooong time! When David was here, I discovered a bubble on the wall that was over 24 hours old. It's cool, you can catch them in your hand, but the clean-up is slightly more tedious with these bubbles, especially if you only have one good hand to scrub the floor.
Despite the mishap with the pictures, the memories that we've made with David will hopefully-like the special bubbles-not disappear, but linger, and remind us of the love that we have for our wonderful brother, uncle, and friend. We love you, David! Come back again soon!
As you are writing letters to people who have made a difference in your life this month, remember to include letters to those who are closest to you--your family.
Last week, we received a most exquisite letter from Steve's parents who will enter the MTC next Monday. Their words really touched my heart. I loved receiving this kind of guidance from parental figures. I love that they felt ok to lead out and share their thoughts with us their grown children. It was comforting to me to know that they love us this much--enough to put it into words that back-up their actions. And the things that they shared...it was so beautiful, prophetic, and moving.
The letter started out like this:
...and ended like this:
And what was in between was simply marvelous. I said what they wrote was prophetic, because they wrote the letter ten years ago and only decided to mail it now. I am so thankful that they didn't mail it in 2001, because if they had, I surely would never have had a chance to read it. I didn't become their daughter-in-law until May 22, 2004. What a blessing it is to be part of their family. They have taken such great care of me. They have loved me and encouraged me, and that has meant more to me than they know.
Perhaps, you are thinking of someone in your family who you need to write today. I hope that you do.
Today, someone will win a rubber return address stamp customized in the design of your choosing from the Etsy shop My Rubber Stamp!
Eunice from My Rubber Stamp has over 300 totally unique and stylish stamps in her shop and they are super affordable!
Eunice was recently featured in Knitting Today Magazine, and has more than just return address stamps for you to choose from. Check these out:
Ok, I could go on and on about this shop, but I must get on with the day here in my corner of the world!
TO ENTER do any of the following:
1. Leave a comment.
2. Be a follower.
3. Visit My Rubber Stamp and tell me your favorite designs.
4. Share this giveaway on FB (link to or like it!).
5. Send a letter to someone today (don't forget family members!)
6. Hug your children and tell them you love them.
7. Smile at someone who is rude to you today.
8. Eat breakfast.
9. Take a nap.
10. Do some laundry.
11. Revisit a goal that you've given up on.
12. Eat some chocolate.
13. Go outside and look for sunshine!
Just DO SOMETHING today to make it a great day...and you can have an entry!
Please remember to leave a separate comment for each entry...and GOOD LUCK!